Wednesday, December 7, 2011
My first option was a Nebbiolo D'Alba , but instead I opened a 2009 Michael Sarrazin & Fils Maranges. I recently purchased this wine and decided to try it while more was still available in the market. Good choice.
Lots of earthy aromas in the nose left no doubt this wasn't a new world pinot noir. It took a couple of minutes for some fruit to begin peaking out of the glass. Bright cherry flavors overlaying the earthy components, with good, sharp acid and just enough tannin to clear the palate. Full bodied wine with a delicious and lengthy finish. Great match with the mushrooms in the risotto, very complimentary tastes. I picked up two more bottles to put in the cellar.
13% alcohol and $28.