Barbaresco is seen as the Queen of Nebbiolo to Barolo’s King. It is often thought of as a more delicate and younger style, but not so with this small production from Demarie. A long maceration and 2 years in barrel impart a depth and structure on a level with the world’s finest wines. Dark cherry fruits give way to a fragrant earthiness implying mushroom, dried flowers, and tarragon. Medium/full bodied, the structure needs air to soften bringing forth a wine of complex sophistication.