Michele Chiarlo 2004 "Le Orme" Barbera d'Asti Superiore ($14.00)
Clear dark ruby. Cranberries, red berries and a slight charry note that could stem from oak or the soil. Juicy and tart, refreshing and cleansing, cranberry nuances out front. Long, clean and mouth-watering finish. US Importer: Kobrand Corp., NYC. (Jan 28, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: Sturdy reds from Northwestern Italy's Piedmont are my go-to picks with roast duck, and this item filled the bill very nicely, its sharp acidity helping to cut the residual fattiness that's difficult to avoid in even the most carefully prepared duck.

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