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2016 Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, Cantina Zaccagnini

2016 Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, Cantina Zaccagnini
ref. ZACC160 JAN18

Wine Variety: Tear-shaped berries perhaps gave this variety its name, since lacrima means "tear" in Italian. It's a fruit that has a very thin skin, which creates a problem by allowing pests and diseases easy access. Lacrima is also a hard variety to graft onto American root stocks since it resists the graft and forms a callous that slowly strangles the plant. Wine from this variety was a favourite of Frederick Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor in the 12th century. 

Wine Region: The Marche is a region in eastern central Italy having flat plains near the coast rising to hills, then the mountains of the Appenines to the west. Wine-wise, its most celebrated offerings are no doubt Verdicchio (which in Castelli di Jesi and di Matelica form can be of extremely high quality) and the red Montepulciano.

Wine Producer: Founded in 1978, Zaccagnini are based in the Abruzzo, the neighbouring region to Le Marche. They have built up a portfolio of 300 hectares of vineyards producing 3 million bottles of wine, 70% of which are exported to 45 countries around the world. 

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Style
Style:
Red - medium-bodied
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Lacrima
  Producer
Producer:
Cantina Zaccagnini
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
15°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13%
  Country
Country:
Italy
  Appellation
Appellation:
Lacrima di Morro d'Alba
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2019
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Le Marche
  Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • Asian/Spicy
  • Cheese
  • Duck
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Vegetables

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

Something really exotic and fascinating about this deeply coloured wine. A florist visits a cake shop in its scents of flowers and fruit flan. This is a cool customer of assertive structure and needs to be paired with some pretty serious food. I'd plump for duck or the fatter cuts of pork or lamb. The flavours are weirdly exotic, too: of fruits that come from tropical shores in part, as well as the black cherry. This is one singular bottle of hooch. Please do let me know what you think of it!

#3wordtastingnote: deep, floral, cherry

 Download printable version of 2016 Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, Cantina Zaccagnini


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