Pico Maccario Lavignone Barbera D'Asti 2016
The Pico Maccario Winery was founded in 1997 in Mombaruzzo, Piedmont with 70 hectares of vineyards in one piece of property in the heart of the Barbera d’Asti DOCG appellation. From the beginning, brothers Pico and Vitaliano Maccario have chosen modern methods to manage their vineyards and produce wine, due in equal parts to their personal taste and young age of their winery.
This is 100% Barbera and is a delightful glass of wine showing all the typcity of the grape. Aromas of cherry, plum and red berries and a gentle earthy character. Soft tannins and a moderate level of alcohol and medium weight make Lavignone an ideal wine for immediate enjoyment.
The wine’s earthy flavours will nicely compliment any dish containing herbs and mushrooms. If served slightly chilled, it can also be paired with spicy foods such as barbeque or Indian curry.
"Graphite and spice aromas give way to blackberry, pomegranate and fruitcake flavors. A bit rustic now, but it ends with a beam of pure blackberry.
(Wine Spectator.com, Jan 2018)