85% Sangiovese, 5% Syrah, 5% Alicante, 2% Colorino and 3% Ciliegiolo from Magliano, Tuscany, Italy.
SRP of $16 and available for as low as $14. Sample received courtesy La Mozza and Dark Star Imports for review purposes.
From the winery:
"I Perazzi, the foundation of the La Mozza winery, was created to be unlike most typical Morellino di Scansano. The blend, which includes Mediterranean varieties, is more expressive and better demonstrates the potential of Maremma’s terroir. I Perazzi is named after the pear-like fruit that grow on our estate and are depicted on the label.Today's wine, a Super Tuscan, is made primarily from Morellino di Scansano, which is the local name for Sangiovese. Much like the excellent La Mozza Aragone, the wine also includes some atypical varieties for a Super Tuscan, which help give the wine a unique, and excellent, character. But unlike the Aragone, which was a Saturday Splurge wine, today's selection is super affordable at just under $15.
The 2010 La Mozza I Perazzi Morellino di Scansano begins with a wonderful aroma of licorice, spice and black cherry. Tasting the wine reveals juicy red and black cherries, more licorice and spice and soft and dusty tannins. This wine really needs some time to open up, but when it does it is fabulous. It ends dry with a bit of smoky tobacco and good length. This is simply a really delicious wine and it's just as good if not better on day 2. Perfect with pizza, burgers, pasta and other everyday fare.
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Taste Rating: 9 Cost Rating: 6
Overall Rating: 8.3
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