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