Weekly Wine – Eclipse

16 Apr

SONY DSCBosco Montepulciano D’Abruzzo D.O.P.
12.5% ABV
$7.60 (LCBO)

I rarely look at the back label before opening a bottle of wine.
I did for this bottle because I wanted to see how much alcohol was in it. What caught my eye was the name of the company – Bosco Nestore & C. A fellow Nestor. How wonderful. I was really looking forward to this wine.
At $7.60 it is one of the cheapest bottles I have ever purchased at the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario). I should not have had high hopes based on a doppelganger name.
The flavours gushed in all at once – watery, fruity, sour. The after flavour is sour. It lingers in your mouth. It stays there like an unwanted guest, for way too long.
I chased the taste out with some good aged Appenzeller cheese. All was well and I could continue tasting.
This is an inexpensive wine and there is no hiding it. It will works well with flavourful heavy food. The sour flavour might make a nice addition to a spaghetti sauce after all.

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