This red from Franco Mondo is made from 70% Barbera grapes and 30% Cabernet. The Cabernet portion was rack dried, which concentrates the juice and boosts flavour, adding weight and texture, a technique used most often in the production of Amarone wines.
It pours a deep crimson colour and looks very fresh and vibrant. Aromatically, it leaps from the glass; dark fruits, grape confectionary, spice, a touch meaty. It's really intense, complex and fun to sniff. The palate is full bodied, rich and hedonistic. Bombastic berry flavours, a layer of chocolate and a heap of spice make this a compelling wine to share with friends with a hearty meal. We love it. 14.5% alc/vol.