Tag Archives: Sangiovese

What a beaut

13 Jun

Before I get into it remember that the first three letters of beautiful are Bea.

And I now present for your adulation Azienda Paolo Bea’s 2010 Umbria Rosso “San Valentino”, a 70% Sangiovese/15% Sagrantino/15% Montepulciano that I want to marry.

Bea is also the first three letters of Beau. This wine will be my lover. And my Valentine(o). Good god the wordplay is endless. I’ll try to restrain my verbal tendencies.

Why do I love this wine? The Rosso is sturdy and dark-souled, but elegant. I guess I want to court a regal beast.

Also don’t forget Bea switched up is Bae.

It is man enough to, well, manhandle me. Sturdy tannins for days.

But graceful enough to make it last. It is all tomato balsamic and earth and cola and more dirt but thats just flotsam in a dark berry river running down dry as fuck riverbeds. And me and my beau are rafting through on a float made of 50 year old vines.

Beautiful Bae, I want this Bea to be my beau.

I either need to drink more wine, or get laid, which is which. As it is I am writing this sober at home on a Tuesday. I’m going to eat some ice cream and dream of getting my greedy hands on more Bea.

You do you.

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.