2009 La Mozza "I Perazzi" Morellino di Scansano
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Morellino di Scansano I Perazzi is a tasty, vibrant red bursting with sweet dark cherries, flowers, spices and minerals. This is a decidedly fresh style for the Perazzi with excellent length and fine overall balance. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2013.
This Morellino di Scansano opens with tight, juicy tones of blueberry and black cherry backed by a plush, succulent mouthfeel. The wine oozes Tuscan sunshine.
"I Perazzi" is a primarily unoaked blend of 85% Morellino (the local name for Sangiovese in Maremma), 5% Syrah, 5% Alicante, 2% Colorino, and 3% Ciliegiolo. The objective here is simple: pure fruit aromas and flavors uninhibited by oak influences in order to acheive a clear, honest expression of terroir in an ultimately juicy, balanced and food-friendly wine with a sublte hint of natural spice. The name "I Perazzi" comes from the fruit trees that grow on the estate that bear the pear-like fruit represented on the label. From the winery: "The bright, ripe cherry and soft texture makes this a natural match with fresh Mediterranean flavors and dishes. Great with: Tomato-based pastas. Pizza. Roast turkey and pork. Barbecue."