Thursday, July 9, 2009


The Grade: OUTSTANDING. The Mojo: The Dievole Rinascimento 2006 is a very cool red blend consisting of Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Canaiolo and Foglia Tonda from the Tuscany, based upon the Chianti model, yet with very traditionalist leanings. Medium-bodied, with mild tannins and well-balanced acidity, it is the perfect red table wine for any time of the year. Plummy aromas lead off, with scents of white pepper, black cherry and violets, transitioning into flavors of dry red fruits, spices, fresh herbs, notes of light-roasted coffee, earth, and roasted peppers, this wine is made for pasta, pizza, burgers on the grill – just a great table wine.

BTW, Part 2 of my Italian Wine Primer is up at my friend Michelle Lentz’s blog,

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