“La Costa” Póllera Val di Magra IGT, Ruschi Noceti (2008) - Emilia Romagna
Grapes: Pollera and local grapes.
This is an extraordinary wine. Firstly it's made out of a blend of red and white grapes - which are among the most ancient in Italy - and vinified in red. Aged for 2 years partly in stainless steel and partly in old barrels, then aged in the bottle fr 18 months.
Presenting itself with the garnet colour classic of aged wines - this is 2008 after all - the noise starts shy, but given a bit of time to adjust to the oxygen contact it will start releasing a delicate yet complex bouquet of ripe cherry, Ratafia liquor and a touch of meatiness and undergrowth.
In the mouth, it's incredibly pleasant and still moderately fragrant, fresh yet it brings the interesting combination of a blend of 8 - almost unknown - grape variety aged for almost 13 years.
Amazing value for money.
Food pairing: it goes well with grilled white or red meats, medium-aged cheese and pasta with broccoli.