I was perusing the shelves at one of the local wine stores when an Italian red stopped me in my tracks or should I say its label.
I liked the label shiny look and smooth feel.
Not busy, the big letters spelled Tasmorcan and the little animal in the corner, a badger (which I found out later is what Tasmorcan means in Piedmontese) added a country touch to the design.
Produced by Elio Perone, the Tasmorcan was named this way according to the importer's note because the Badgers kept eating the newly-planted Barbera vines.
This young and delicious Barbera d'Asti (2005) is made of grapes from the Mongovone vineyard.
From what I gathered, Mongovone is a steep, south-facing vineyard located in Isola d’Asti.
Retail Price should be around $15.
Sorry for the poor picture quality but my camera was acting up.
I will replace this photo by a better one.
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