Two excellent wines from Malvira Winery in Italy that will set well with many of your cheese choices. I keep several bottles of Malvira for just such pairings.
Barbera d’Alba Superiore San Michele D.O.C.G
Grape Variety: 100% Barbera d’AlbaVineyard: San Michele Type of soil: Calcareous clay Period of Harvest: October Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel tanks Aging: in French oak for 24-27 months Color: reddish purple
Perfume: prunes, cassis, cherry and berries Flavor profile: powerful and intense fruit, prune and vanilla Alcohol: 13 -14% Pairing: pork, mushrooms, pasta with red sauce, roasts
From Malvira’s profiles:
Roero Arneis Trinità D.O.C.G.
Grape Variety: 100% Roero ArneisVineyard: Trinità Type of soil: Calcareous clay Period of Harvest: September Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel tanks Aging: 90% for 6 months in stainless steel tanks
and 10% in French oak for 6 months Color: straw yellow Perfume: fresh fruit, hints of honey and tropical fruit Flavor profile: apples, fresh fruits and a touch of honey Alcohol: 12.5 – 13.5 % Pairing: with fresh fish, soups, pasta and fresh cheeses.