Ronco Malo is produced by the same winery as the Arcese white that we worked with last fall. They hold it back, so the current vintage comes with a little bottle aging. It is a single vineyard wine made on a mountain vineyard in Piedmont where one side is all Barbera plantings and the other is Dolcetto, and the winemaker lives on top of the mountain between the two. It ages in cement and is unfiltered. Rich and smoky, juicy and elegant. It has the leaner structure that Asti is known for (in contrast to Alba), dry with a dark ruby color, soft on the palate. Great for chicken, lamb, rich pastas, and even steak. I love the label; two hearts coming out of a goblet...come on, why do those damn Italians have to be so sexy?