Accornero Campomoro Barbera 2012
Free Shipping on 6 or MoreQtyIn Piedmont the locals usually enjoy their Barbera with the first course, but this Accornero Campomoro Barbera pairs with so much more. At this price, we suggest you drink it with every course! The Accornero family has been crafting wines for four generations now, so you're in very good hands. Give everyone a generous pour, have a good whiff, and then dive in. This Campomoro will mesh beautifully with a carne cruda, the Piedmontese version of steak tartare. If you've got a great butcher in the area, the combination is worth a try. A delicious second course which also runs along the same Italian vein would be steaming bowls of penne alla salsiccia, or penne with Italian sausage. We love it with a simple garlic and oil sauce. Slightly lighter but no less tasty is a chicken spanakopita. Both of these choices will bring out the earthy herb and leather notes in the wine. Duck dogs (yes, duck dogs) with a cherry mostarda might just blow your mind. They will bring out the already stunning dark cherry notes in the wine even more. Hopefully you've been replenishing those generous pours throughout the meal... Do it again and serve a mild Italian Leonardo cheese with torn shards of crusty peasant bread. We can't think of a better ending to this story, winelovers.
Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "The 2012 Barbera Campomoro is one of the more reserved wines in this range from Accornero. Savory herbs, cassis, blackberry jam, cloves and leather are all laced into the energetic, polished finish. Readers who like Barberas with a measure of reserve, will enjoy the Campomoro, which is quite a bit less opulent than the Giulin. Drink 2014-2019." Nov 2014
The 2012 Campo Moro emerges from the glass with dark cherries, and plums. This highly attractive Barbera impresses for its vibrant, vinous personality and fine overall balance; a sturdy, solidly structured Barbera for such a terrific value.
Winery: "Dark cherries all day long, big plush entry and a solid juicy, yet soft finish."
Winery Background: "In 1897, the great grandfather of Ermanno Accornero purchased the Ca' Cima farm in the Northern part of Piedmont where Barbera finds its boldest expression, and laid the foundation for the ongoing winemaking tradition. Thus, we do not find overwhelming technology in the Accornero cellar, but solid winemaking experience from many vintages stored in the collective family memory. A Barbera is produced that combines the best of traditional winemaking, with the improvements of modern and clean cellar work."
Bottle: 750ml, cork
Varietal: 100% Piemonte Barbera
Aging: in stainless steel
Region: Vignale Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy