Sunday, July 31, 2011
What can one say? It's a wine called Gertrude and it features a pink piggy-bank on the label. Once in awhile things are so bizarre they warrant a try.
Officially the wine is la Maia Lina Gertrude Rosso Toscana 2008. The wine is a blend of 45% Sangiovese, 25% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon which I guess makes it a "super Tuscan." Deep colored wine with a nose of blueberries, dried cherries, earth and meat. Medium body but full flavor with the fruit predominating. It really does taste like blueberries. A good hint of wood tannin and a dry finish actually made for a pleasant wine with a grilled pork chop and a little bit of fresh pasta with good olive oil, cheese and chopped fresh tomatoes and basil.
13.5% alcohol and $13.