2010 Marzaiola, Lacrima di Morro D’ Alba DOC (Terre Monte Schiavo) Marche, Italy.
Still a lesser known grape and a quietly beautiful region, Lacrima di Morro D’ Alba in the Marche, is an interesting and delightful red wine that offers true terroir and are very under valued. Siena imports of San Francisco brings in the Marzaiola and I recommend you looking for this delicious gem as it is super good and very fairly priced. This vintage is darkly colored, brightly fruited and beautifully perfumed starting with acacia flowers, violets and rose oil which lead to a tangy and fresh palate of bing cherry, plum and blueberry with a nice saline umami quality and zippy acidity keeping things vibrant and alive. Not overly complex or thought provoking, but really fun and easy to love.
($18 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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