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Latium Morini Soave 2011

Recommendation: An OK Italian Soave.

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

Grape Variety: Soave blend: 80% Garganega and 20% Trebbiano di Soave.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Soave; Veneto, Italy.

Vintage: 2011

Price: $14.40 with a 10% mixed case discount.

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

Paired With: Murray’s brie with baked garlic on crackers; Kale salad with lemon dressing.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, but pumpkin color. Ripe apple aromas with hints of oxidation. Very smooth, slightly creamy mouth-feel; tart, ripe apple and hints of pineapple taste that continues through the medium length finish and ends slightly bitter with a mineral aftertaste. Good pairing with the salad and OK sipping after the dinner. Although it hadn’t turned, it was a tad oxidized and probably didn’t make its best showing. We generally don’t shy away from slightly oxidize wine and we both liked it with the dinner. As a result I would call it an OK Italian Soave.

    She said: Clear, dark golden yellow with lots of speedy irregularly spaced legs. Right off the bat I was concerned by the dark color. The first sniff did not confirm my fears and was pleasant. The wine was smooth, flavorful and had medium body, all of which complemented the dinner. The first signal of distress was the finish that tasted a little off. Sipping after the dinner did confirm my worst fears as the wine ended with a finish that was slightly oxidized and grew more edgy as it warmed up. I would like to try this again from a more recent vintage.

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Alcohol: 12.5%

UPC Code: NA

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

Photo from Latium Morini.