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Morone Fiori di galano Sannio Piedirosso 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: GREAT Italian red that’s an EXCELLENT value.

Producer/Winery: Anna Maria Della Porta (Winemaker); Cantina Morone; Guardia Sanframondi, Italy.

Grape Variety: Piedirosso.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Campania, Italy.

Vintage: 2015.

Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Satay made with grilled chicken marinated in a mixture of lime juice, tamari, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, and cilantro served with coconut based peanut sauce; sides of grilled zucchini and black rice flavored with tomatoes and shallots.

Tasting:

    Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, dark garnet color with a slightly lighter rim. Damp earth, freshly sharpened pencil, a little barnyard and ripe plum aromas. Fruity, bone dry, medium body and a 80-grit texture. Dusty plum, tart cherry, blackberry, a little blueberry and tar flavors with tenacious minerality from start to finish. Plenty of bright acidity, grippy tannins and a long, almost bitter finish. VERY interesting wine, we paired this with the grilled chicken, but it was also EXCELLENT with the zucchini and sipping after the dinner. A bit rustic, but full of flavors and the dry tannins gave a mouth-feel that only needed tiny sips to enjoy. GREAT Italian red that’s an EXCELLENT value.

The Cantina Morone vineyard surrounded by the mountains of Taburno
Photo from Cantina Morone.

Comments: Learn more about Cantina Morone and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 14%

Closure: Reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: 0 24606 36368 0

Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.