For me, the most beautiful thing about Italian wines is its diversity, especially of its grape varieties. Here is a wine that is must be one of the most perfect embodiment of this concept.
Made with the grape Oseleta, it was "rediscovered" in the
The magic of a good blend is for each one of the grapes to contribute synergy to the whole. In the
However, there are quarters of the wine loving world who highly value this quality and these are usually the same who often denigrate that most Italian wines are not worthy. Well, here might just be a
Masi makes an exceptional wine using 100% of the grape in their wine "Osar".
Aged for 2 years in new french oak barrels, the wine barely showed any development that I could notice. Of course, it was the 1st time that I tasted a wine exclusively made of this grape, but the striking 1st impression was its tannic power, still incredibly firm & w/ a crisp acidity. Deep purple & full bodied, it displayed dark berry fruits & a touch of cooking herbs w/ sweet spices & a faint note of vanilla from the oak. Delicious but certainly shouting for food, in particular the absolutely lip-smackingly wonderful shoulder of lamb that I saw coming out of the kitchen #BotegaDelVino as I was tasting at a tasting