Monday, March 23, 2009

Morellino di Scansano DOCG, Toscana

March 23rd, 2009
Morellino si Scansano DOCG
La Mora
Producer: Cecchi

The color of this wine is ruby red with purple hues. It seems intense at the bottom of the glass, yet is transparent enough to make out lettering where it lets the light pass through. It is viscous in body with slow even tears.
Rich red ripe berries emerge from the glass. The smell of luscious jams, like blackberry, a suggestion of fresh violets, followed by a faint woodsy, mushroom scent, and some black pepper spice. This is a fairly complex wine.
It is dry, and warm in the mouth, and fairly smooth. The balance between the acidity and the mineral content is almost perfect…the fresh acidity is at first noticeable, but then the spicy pepper kicks in and then the warmth of the alcohol, each bringing balance to this wine. It is a fairly tannic wine. The sensations last for over 7 seconds giving it length and persistence in the mouth. It is fairly intense and of very good quality. It is medium bodied –and ready to be appreciated paired with barbequed steak, pork chops with lots of salt and pepper. This is a really nice wine to bring to a barbeque and would be robust enough for a winter wine, and fresh enough to drink in the summer.

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