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A Lovely Pair of Italian Wine


Just a quick post for today.  I find delight in cracking open a bottle of wine I know nothing about only to thoroughly enjoy my glass.  These two wines are such an example and have been on my mind ever since we tried them.  I recommend you try both.  These wines were purchased at Chambers Street Wines.

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2006 Ghiacco Forte, Vigna i Botri, Scansano – $24
Imported by Moonlight Wine Co.  This wine is a blend of 85% Morellino, 10% Ciliegiolo, and 5% Alicante sourced from 40-year-old vines at 250 meters.  Maceration last 30-60 days followed by aging for 12 months in Slovenian oak casks.  Alcohol 14%.  The light+ nose bore maturing Italian aromas and some earth.  In the mouth the fruit was almost brambly, ripe at first then drier in the middle.  Tart, jammy black fruit came out along with acidity and wood box notes.  The flavors swung to tart red and cranberry in the drier finish where fine, drying tannins came out.  Nice.  *** Now-2019.

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2010 Perrini, Negroamarao, Salento IGT – $14
Imported by Louis/Dressner Selections.  This wine is 100% Negroamaro sourced from 20-year-old and 30-40 year old vineyards located on flat seaside plains and inside limestone quarries.  It was vinified in stainless steel.  Alcohol 13%.  The light to medium strength nose was lifted with lovely aromas.  In the mouth there were moderately ripe, powdery red and black fruit.  The flavors show some concentration with black fruit, acidity, and an expansive perfumed finish.  The aftertaste becomes a touch firm as a little tannic structure comes out.  *** Now-2017.

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