Bloody Jove and friends

16 Mar


I really do not know much of Italian wine.

This is Tuscan and made of a bunch of grapes I do not know of. Well, the first one I know: Sangiovese.

Translation: The Blood Of Jove.

Yum.

But my knowledge of   the other grapes? Not so much: Colorina. Foglia Tonda. Barsaglina.

Say whaaaaaa?

2013 Mocine “Mocine” IGT

Sweet in the way-I dunno dates? It is sweet at very top of tongue. Spices mid-palate. Then mouthwatering acid. The tannins hit down between dates and spices which is just right.

In this wine tannins are the moderator. They align and adjust extremes.

For all I’ve yakked this wine is not terrible complicated. It will take a bit more thought than grape juice but far less than, say, some crazy Syrah. Crazy. Not all Syrahs are crazy but if they are well then….

Somehow the jigsaw puzzle of spice, tannins and juices don’t make me love this, but I thoroughly enjoy it in the “Okay I’ll have another half-glass” way that I use at the wine bar I adore when I am too lazy to taste another new wine and want more wine but not another entire glass of wine because I am still a lightweight who needs to have half-glasses. Because I hate being drunk.

I’d just keep on drinking this one. I dig it. Or else I would not share. I’m curious to taste this winery’s other offerings.

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2 Responses to “Bloody Jove and friends”

  1. GiGi Eats Celebrities March 16, 2016 at 10:01 pm #

    You should go on Groupon and check out the winery deals!!! You’d get a kick out of some of them – DO IT and blog about it !! 😀

    • Ellen March 16, 2016 at 11:57 pm #

      Groupon has winery deals? I will have to check it out!

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