About a month ago I received my somewhat considerable order of sustainable and biodynamic wines from my favourite wine shop in NYC, and since then have been exercising immense control to not immediately consume them, at least till I can make another order! After a beautiful day of planting everything from Thai basil, lavender, cosmos and purple broccoli, I was eager for a leisurely evening but knew I was in for an intense one as the Rangers were taking on the Capitols in the pivotal playoff game 7. I perused my wine bar rack for a hearty and energetic bottle, and enthusiastically popped open Colli della Murgia Selvato 2008.
Founded in 1986 by Franco Ventricelli and Francesco Valentino Dibenedetto, Colli della Murgia is a family owned estate that focuses its production on indigenous Italian grapes. With a desire to revitalize mostly unknown Italian grapes such as Fiano Minutolo and produce high quality, innovative wines consistent with the land; the winery has developed unconventional agricultural and oenological practices, with a focus on organic and biodynamic production.
Dark garnet with red-violet highlights in colour, aromas of cherry and black currents mingled with woodsy tobacco and light herbaceous notes. Robust cherry, blackberry and blueberry fruits were supported by rich leather elements in the nearly full body. Spicy black pepper and warm cinnamon intertwined with savory earthy components in the lengthy finish. Splendidly well balanced with its play of plush fruits, big tannins and warm spices, this is an easy drinking, expressive glass that enjoys any conversation, meal and environment.
60% Aglianico, 40% Primitivo
Produced and Bottled by Colli della Murgia S.S.A.
Enjoy now thru 2018