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Latium Morini Valpolicella 2012

Synopsis, Our Opinion: Good to the last drop and an excellent value.

Producer/Winery: Latium Morini; Mezzane di Sotto, Italy.

Grape Variety: Valpolicella Blend.

Geographic Appellation: Valpolicella; Veneto, Italy.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $15.30 (with a 10% mixed case discount).

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Pizza with sauteed mushrooms, green peppers and onions, pesto sauce and feta cheese; Caesar style salad heavy on the garlic and lemon juice.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened one hour before drinking. Rich ruby red color with the same color rim. Light damp earth and red fruit aromas. Fairly light body, packed with fresh acidity, cherry and current flavors that carry through the long tangy finish. When we bought this Russ Anderson at the Caviste recommended having it with pizza…and we did. The pairing was perfect and the wine complemented the food and made it a special dinner. Good to the last drop and an excellent value Valpolicella.

    She said: Opaque, ruby red, lots of thin irregularly spaced, rapidly moving legs. Lots of times beer is recommended for pizza so when Russ at the Caviste recommended this one instead, we jumped on it. Great choice! With an aroma blending subtle red fruit scents with the basic earthiness, the wine showed a complexity of flavors complemented by a dry mouth feel, smoothness, pleasant acidity and medium light body. The finish was long and rolled over the flavors so they ended more complex than they began. The wine was great with the dinner, including the salad, but was also delicious sipping alone. A quality wine at $15.30, especially with pizza.

Latium vineyard located North of Verona, Italy

Comments: Learn more about Latium Morini and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 13%

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: Jan D’Amore Wines; Brooklyn, New York.

Photo from Latium Morini.