2010 Nero San Pietro Monferrato Rosso
This producer, Tenuta San Pietro, has only been making wine since 4 years. They’re in conversion to organic and biodynamic wine making. Their Monferrato Rosso consists of 40% Barbera, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and again 40% Albarossa, which is a cross between Nebbiolo and Barbera made in the late 1930’s.
On the nose you get a serious lot of fruit. Mostly raspberry and blackberry, but some plum as well. Good acidity which balances the wine a bit so the whole thing doesn’t get too heavy. On the palate there is good fruit too. Maybe some cacao, a bit of minerality and good structure. There’s power in this wine but hence the acidity the wine is very easy drinking.
I like the fact that due to this acidity you can pair this really well with food. First thing that comes to my mind is a good barbecue when summer really kicks in. But some red meat or heavy pasta dishes would be a wonderful pairing too.
At €14,50, In my opinion this is a good wine, made by not so everyday grape varieties. Great stuff…