W.E.T.C.O.W. Wine Tasting Event #15 – Super Tuscans

Campo Al Mare BolgheriEvent # 15 was hosted on a beautiful September weekend by the Galos, who presented us with a fine collection of Super Tuscan wines.

The Wines:

 La Mozza I Perazzi Morellino De Scansano 2010 – $16.99

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. TASTING NOTES: Juicy dark fruit mingles with spice and licorice on the palate. The bright, ripe cherry and soft texture makes this a natural match with fresh Mediterranean flavors and dishes.

85% Morellino (Sangiovese), 5% Syrah, 5% Alicante, 2% Colorino and 3% Ciliegiolo from Magliano, Tuscany, Italy.

Tenuta Monteti Caburnio 2008  – $15.99

Located in southern Tuscany, the vineyards of Tenuta Monteti surround the small town of Capalbio. The winery is dedicated to producing wines of great quality and strong personality that fully express the terrior of this region. Named by Wine Advocate as “one of the best values in Italian wine today”, Tenuta Monteti “Caburnio” is a fresh, focused blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante and Merlot aged in equal parts steel and French oak for one year. Both the nose and palate are remarkably complex with savory notes of dried herbs, coffee beans and mocha enveloped in bushels of dark red fruit. Ripe tannins and bright acidity add structure and depth, resulting in a long, perfectly balanced finish. Enjoy through 2024.

Wine Advocate 92 Points: The 2008 Caburnio is one of the very best wines from Tuscany in its price range. Espresso, mocha, sweet grilled herbs and plums wrap around the palate in this deep, inviting wine. Hints of licorice, crushed flowers, tobacco and new leather add complexity on the striking, nuanced finish. Caburnio is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Alicante-Bouschet and 20% Merlot aged partly in oak and partly in steel. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.-AG

Terrabianca Campaccio  – $25.99

Bright, deep ruby red color. A bouquet of dark berry fruit, a hint of cocoa and toasted almond, and tanned leather aroma. Perfectly balanced body, with concentration and freshness. Overall balance, solidly built with very well-developed tannins.

The Wine Advocate – 92pts. “The 2007 Campaccio is beautifully ripe and succulent in its dark, extroverted fruit. In 2007, Campaccio veers on the edge of overripeness but there is just enough acidity to keep things in check. French oak, smokiness, new leather and licorice add depth to the rich, creamy finish. I am not sure how the 2007 will age, but it should provide highly pleasurable drinking for at least another decade. Campaccio is 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022. ”

Tenute Folonari Campo Al Mare – Bolgheri 2009  – $23.99

Since 1999 Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari began purchasing land in the Bolgheri area, right below the ancient town of Castagneto Carducci, 70 km south of Livorno.
In this area in the 1990s, the classification “Bolgheri D.O.C.” proved to be a smashing success. Thanks to a few highly-respected families in the Italian wine sector, it became internationally famous and indisputably respected for its wines. The area is blessed with a very favorable climate, tempered by the sea breezes from the nearby Tirrenian Sea. The terrain, a mixture of clay and sand, for the most part slopes slightly toward the sea. It has proved to be extremely well-suited to the Bordelaise combination.

Campo al Mare is a deep ruby color with violet reflections. It shows aromas of small red woodland fruits with notes of licorice and discreet oak in the background. On the palate, the wine is full and velvety in texture, with the aromatic impressions confirmed in the flavors, finishing on a long, silky note. Campo al Mare is 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc.

 

SCORING RESULTS : 9/15/2012

Taster

La Mozza I Perazzi 2010

Tenuta Monteti Caburnio

2008

Terrabianca Campaccio 2007

Campo Al Mare Bolgheri 2009

 

Al B.

84

81

88

90

 

Sue B

86

79

90

88

 

Eric D

84

89

86

90

 

Zelma D

90

84

93

84

 

Felix G

91

94

88

95

 

Lisa G

87

83

89

94

 

John M

82

88

84

89

 

Marlene M.

76

83

84

87

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average Score:

85

85

88

90

 

 

 

 

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