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Morella Mezzogiorno Salento Bianco 2013


Recommendation: A STRONG positive recommendation.

Winery/Producer: Lisa Gilbee; Morella; Manduria, Italy.

Grape Variety: Fiano

Geographic Region, Appellation: Puglia, Italy.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $19.00

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

Paired With: Turkey, broccoli, baked potato, mushrooms with sherry and cranberry sauce.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, very light lemon yellow color. Apple, citrus and crushed slate/shale aromas (and some spring fruit blossoms too). Powerful dry, mineral, pear, pineapple and mild spice taste. Followed by a long dry finish with LOTS and LOTS of mineral. This is clearly a WOW wine. Complex bouquet, delicious fruit and mineral taste, perfect balance and succulent flavors that stay with you for a VERY, VERY long time. I’ve got both thumbs up for this one and it gets a STRONG positive recommendation.

    She said: A delightful floral aroma greets the nostrils and is followed by a medium bodied and mouth full of flavor that’s dry and well balanced. The finish is extra long and continues the floral notes ending with a touch of mineral. Delicious with the dinner, except the cranberry sauce, and a very good buy at $19. This is definitely a “have again ” wine (Ray, I hope you hear me).

    Lisa Gilbee in her Morella vineyard

    Comments: Learn more about Lisa Gilbee and Morella’s wines.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Bar code: 8 58162 00457 8

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

Photo from Whitneya.