Tasmorcan is a young, fresh, beguiling wine made from young vines.
The 2011 Barbera d'Asti Tasmorcan is drop-dead gorgeous. Readers are going to have a hard time finding a better wine for the money. Dark fruit, smoke, licorice and graphite flow through to the sexy, voluptuous finish. Sweet floral notes add a measure of refinement. This delicious, fruit-forward Barbera is an excellent choice for drinking over the next few years. Even better, it is a great value.
Working at a comparatively artisinal scale, Stefano Perrone has championed ideas foreign to most of the region's large producers. He works with many north-facing sites (for freshness), limits his yields, and makes a strict grape selection. Just as important
is the aesthetic he brings to bear—seeking to make wines of deftness and levity; never big or "thick" Moscatos. Because of its delicacy and its dependence on
perfect balance, great Moscato is hard to make, and only... View More