L'Avvocata is a great choice for rich pasta with meat sauces, roast beef, and aged cheeses.
This wine takes its name from the previous owner of the vineyards, a female attorney ("avvocata" in Italian). She was severe, authoritarian and rigid; to everyone simply Ms. Attorney. The wine is named after her, though this young, vivacious Barbera is at odds with its serious namesake.
NOSE: intense cherry, raspberry and blackberry flavors.
PAIRINGS: salami sandwich, hearty minestrone, small meatballs in tomato sauce and herbed garlic bread.