Veglio Michelino e Figlio's Bacco Sweet Red and Barbaresco
Posted on 14 March 2015
Veglio Michelino e Figlio's Bacco Sweet Red is a semi-sweet red wine produced in Diano d'Alba - Piedmont. The wine is made with 70% Dolcetto grapes and 30% Barbera grapes that are picked manually beginning in the middle of September. After they are harvested, the grapes are placed through a soft pressing, followed by fermentation at a controlled temperature in stainless steel barrels. The maturation of the Bacco Sweet Red is between five and 12 months. The wine has a fruity taste with an intense aroma and a semi-sweet balanced body. It is low in alcohol and best paired with pizza, panninis or everyday meals.
Veglio's Barbaresco is a DOCG red wine that is made with 100% Nebbiolo grapes in Treiso. The grapes undergo soft pressing and maceration with a controlled temperature for four or five days. It is refined in stainless steel takes for one year. The wine then ages for another year in 5,000 liter oak barrels and an additional six months in the bottle. The Barbaresco is dry with a full body and balanced taste. It is garnet red in color with orange reflections. The bouquet is intense with hints of fruit and spice. This wine goes well with rich, full-flavored foods like beef dishes, rich sauces and dry, aged cheeses. The wine can be poured into a decanter and left to breathe for about an hour before serving at room temperature.