2009 La Mozza – I Perazzi – Morellino di Scansano DOCG

While visiting Florence in my recent Italy trip I was able to pick up a few Tuscan wines. One of them was a bottle of the 2009 vintage I Perazzi from the winery La Mozza which is located in the beautiful Maremma section of Tuscany, Italy. The winery manufactures two red wine.

I Perazzi is a Morellino di Scansano DOCG made with a cuvée of 85% Morellino (a local Sangiovese variety), 5% Syrah, 5% Alicante, 2% Colorino and 3% Ciliegiolo grapes. The color is a dark ruby red.

On the nose, there was a heavy aroma blackberry, a bit of ripe cherry, some spices and a hint of smoke. The label listed alcohol by volume was 13%. After taking a sip, I noticed smooth, pleasing tannins. I Perazzi is dry but remains fruity on the palate with notes of black & red fruits. The wine was complex, had a big body and a persistently long finish.

I ate Spaghetti al pesto rosso followed by pork on Mediterranean vegetables. The wine was a superb choice for that dinner!

La Mozza’s I Perazzi retailed in Florence for 12.40. The winery managed to create a very unlike Morellino di Scansano here with interesting tasting notes which sometimes where a bit unexpected. It’s a good buy for experienced wine drinkers who look for an unlike Morellino di Scansano. Robert Parker gave the wine 88/100 points. I enjoyed this wine a lot and will certainly buy it again when the occasion arises. This was my first wine that I tried from La Mozza and I’m now looking very much forward to taste their Aragone, the second red wine they produce.

3.5 / 5 stars      

Have you tried one of the two wines from La Mozza? Let me know in the comment section!

4 comments on “2009 La Mozza – I Perazzi – Morellino di Scansano DOCG”

  1. theducksong

    Never had smoke in a Morellino di Scansano :O
    Ive to try that one 😀

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