2009 Di Barro Petit Rouge Vallée d'Aoste

SKU #1081999 89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2009 Petite Rouge is fabulous. Jammy red berries and flowers jump from the glass as this stylish, seductive wine shows off its pedigree. The inviting, supple personality of the year comes through in spades. This is a great wine for readers looking for an introduction to the Valle d'Aosta. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015.  (2/2012)

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Staff Image By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/15/2012 | Send Email
It’s a rarity that we see wines from the Vallée D’Aoste in our store (the northwestern corner of Italy drinks most of its own wine). This is the Alps in your glass. An earthy wine with no oak, there is dark fruit, forest floor and touch of cola. This medium-bodied red reminds me of a fine Barbera with hints of Cabernet Franc in it. Over a few hours the wine really opens up, and the flavors meld together. I am thinking a pork roast.

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