Monday, March 3, 2008

Colonia Las Liebres 2006

Altos Las Hormigas
Colonia Las Liebres Barnardo, 2006

Barnardo is an Italian grape originally from Piedmont. Bonarda was brought to Argentina by Piedmont immigrants in the first part of the 20th century. In most vineyards Bonarda used to be planted in a mix together with Barbera, many old vineyards are now 100% Bonarda. This wine has a deep, inky purple color. There is a rustic scent of black fruit with cranberries. In the mouth this is a medium bodied wine that is dence with black cherry and plum juiciness, ripe acidity, and warm tannins. This is a well made wine that is well worth the $7 price tag. We enjoyed this wine with some grilled tandori chicken and roasted green vegetables.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think this wine kicks some serious butt, and want to try it with some lighter fare like pasta.