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A Red… A White…

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’Alba

Vineyard: 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
with polenta

From Malvira’s profiles:

Roero Arneis Trinità D.O.C.G.


Grape Variety: 100% Roero Arneis

Vineyard: 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.

In the Twin Cities? Drop in to Domacin Restaurant & Winebar in Stillwater where they’ll be happy to open one of these or another great pairing for their cheese or wine-lover’s plates.




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