Poderi Cellario, Il Barrusco Vino Rosso Frizzante, Piedmont, Italy
Neretta, Barbera and Dolcetto Blend
Translated loosely to "rough and tumble" Il Barrusco is indeed made from a rough and tumble, rowdy blend of Piedmont red varietals. It is dark in color, with a dusty tannin, but maintains a bright streak of freshness, vibrance and sheer energy. It is a pet-nat, so expect it to be frizzante. It dances on the palate with notes of dark fruit and red fruit, but has a serious side too displaying notes of earth and minerality.