Monday, March 18, 2013

Marchesi Mazzei Zisola Nero D’Avola 2009, Igt Sicily, Italy

Zisola is an estate owned by the Mazzei family of Tuscany, made with Nero D’Avola from head-pruned bush vines with maturation in small French oak barrels for 10 months and alcohol coming in at 13.5%.

This wine opened up with aromas of red fruit, rhubarb, orange zest, beets, violets and herbal notes. On the mouthfeel, medium bodied, juicy with flavours of sweet berry fruit, spices with an underlying minerality, balanced acidity and well integrated tannins. This wine’s finish is short but intense and tangy with herbal notes lingering. This wine is corrected technically, but the flavours are slightly at odds for me, and at $25.95 does not represent a good value. Score 88 points.

Purchased January 19, 2013 LCBO Vintages New Release (303925) at $25.95

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