Wow, we are very excited to be a part of this blog with an opportunity to experience and share some of the wines we like and hope to try, with more than just a means to an end (will try not to get drunk in the process). Thank you to James and Sara for getting us started out last Sunday with a bang. We are looking forward to the opportunity to try the Frie Brothers Pinot ourselves sometime soon.
We thought we would start off our first entry wading our way through obscurity. This wine was introduced to us by a friend who is familiar with this region and has a special place in his heart specifically for Sardinia. While we have enjoyed a good number of italian reds, this is our first venture off italian main land to the island of Sardinia and to the indigenious Monica grape…
Consumer: Amy and Phil
Name: Argiolas Perdera
Grape Varietal: Monica
Vintage: Not 100% certain, but we believe it to be 2008
Alcohol content: 13.8%
Food pairing: Pork Scallopine with show string pasta in tomato pesto sauce
Color & Appearance: Soft ruby
Nose/Aroma: Spice, definite similarity to Sangiovese grape
Mouth/Flavors: Undistinguishable fruit forward, with a sharp trail off at the end
Rating: (scale of 1 to 10) 6.
Impressions: It was as it was recommended to me, a good table wine that can go with most at dinner. Mildly pleased with the overall experience, but reminded us many Tuscan table wines we have had before. Nice to say we have had something from Sardinia, lets hope when we go back to another Sardinia wine we are left with a more profound impression.