2011 Barbaresco "Gaia Principe" (Prinsi)
Prinsi, "Gaia Principe" Barbaresco, Piemonte, Italy 2011 100% NebbioloDUSTY CHERRY, FLORAL, HINT OF OAK Prinsi is a tiny estate in Piemonte, Italy farmed by the Lequio family. Perhaps small in size, but large in stature, the Prinisi Barbaresco is a true "Queen" of Nebbiolo. This is a single vineyard Barbaresco with just 585 cases produced annually. Modern techniques are used by the young, dynamic thirty something Daniel Lequio to yield layers of complexity in a wine that reveals truly classic flavors. Brightly colored with floral aromas, dried cherry, sweet spices - like close and anise - and just a touch of marzipan and oak on the finish. These are just a few of the nuances you'll find inside. Serving Suggestion: Game meats like venison or rabbit with truffle oil, potatoes and carrots in a stew; also with classic Italian Osso Bucco - braised shank.