After the recent review I posted on La Mozza’s Aragone I thought I would try this wine when I tripped across it on a wine list.
The 2010 La Mozza I Perazzi Morellino di Scansano is a very nice value indeed. It is clearly the baby brother of the Aragone as it too did not fare well on it’s own, but excelled markedly with food – in this case, a paella.
In the glass, the wine was a rich, dark purple color. Although qualifying for DOCG status, the wine contains small percentages of Colorino, and Alicante in addition to the Morellino majority. Morellino is the local name of the Sangiovese clone grown in the Maremma region. The aromas from the wine are pleasing and straightforward given the wines youth: berries, slight vanilla and a bit of olive are discernable. Flavors on the palate follow the nose, and the wine really plumps up nicely with the arborio rice, chorizo sausage and tomato in the paella. Good length, nice balance. At $30 on the list, a fair value. I’m unaware of the retail price, but I’d guess just under $20 and for that, a solid bargain in Morellino. 87 points.
|2010 La Mozza I Perazzi Morellino di Scansano|
December 12, 2012