Tormaresca at the Grape Choice

Craig Katz, from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates was at the Grape Choice last night (Jan. 13th) pouring through their “Tomaresca” line.

Now this is my kind of wine! Huge, expansive, and full of character! Tomaresca is from Puglia, a region in southeastern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea. I don’t drink enough Italian wine so this was just what the doctor ordered!

Highlights were: Torcicoda, Salento IGT, 2003, 100% Primativo, aged 12 months in French and Hungarian Oak. Aroma: red fruit, prunes and oak. Berry, mineral, anise, pepper and chocolate round out the flavors. Very full bodied with balanced acidity. $18.

Bocca Di Lupo (mouth of the wolf), Castel del Monte DOC, 100% Aglianico, aged 14 months in Hungarian oak. Aroma: dark berry, raisin. licorice, vanilla, dark cocoa and tar make this wine very concentrated and complex in flavor.

Also in the line up: a Chardonnay, Neprica (40%Negromara, 30% Primitivo and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon) and Masseria Maime-100% Negromaro.


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Posted on January 14, 2010, in Italy, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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