Weekly Wine – Mezzacorona

27 Jan

SONY DSCMezzacorona Novello
2015
Italy
750ml
12.5% ABV
$9.95 (LCBO)

Another new wine that comes with challenges. But first things first…
I love the label. It is very funky very cool. It looks classy and daring at the same time. If the wine is half as good as the label – we have a winner.
This wine is actually corked – with a real cork. Bonus eh!
Upon opening, uncorking, and tasting the wine I was quite puzzled – I had a hard time figuring out this wine. It is dry yet very fruity – the fruit gives it a sweet, syrupy flavour that hides the dryness. It is quite complex. The fruitiness is a mishmash of many fruits and it is hard to tell what you are tasting. It is akin to the Uzvar – Kompot’s that are drinks made with dried fruit for the Christmas season. The combination is sweet and the flavours are complex. So it is in this wine’s fruit explosion.
But the main question remains whether this is a good wine. The wine is perhaps not as good as the label but it is more than half as good – hence this wine is a winner.

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One Response to “Weekly Wine – Mezzacorona”

  1. Kevin January 27, 2016 at 10:09 AM #

    Dry, but fruity to the point of syrupy? Being someone who prefers a nice dry wine, not sure I’d like this one, so thanks for the great commentary!

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