Here’s an inexpensive, widely-available wine that hits the sweet spot for my palate:
It’s worth noting that I found the 2006 a few weeks after tasting this 2007 and didn’t like it nearly as much. Look for the 2007.
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This is the first post of a new series I’m starting on oddball wines. I thought I’d start in Italy, which is full of indigenous grape varieties that are produced in a small region and hardly anywhere else. This is one of those: Lagrein. Have you ever had one? Ever heard of it?
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The theme of this month’s Wine Blogging Wednesday #62 (hosted by Dale Cruse at Drinks Are On Me) is “A Grape By Any Other Name”. The idea is to taste a wine labeled with a lesser known name of an otherwise common grape. Now this is the sort of thing that I’d normally stew [...]
Picked this up on a whim at the grocery store for a spaghetti and meat sauce dinner.
Producer: Rocca delle Macie (pronounced ROH-kah DELL-eh mah-CHEE-ah)
Grapes: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot
Appellation: Sangiovese di Toscana (IGT)
Vineyards: estate vineyards
My tasting notes: The first whiff bursts with juicy cherry aromas [...]