STORY: "MEA CULPA, please forgive me, but this is the best wine I've ever made." This grandiose wine was the result of a brave idea by Mario Minini. Every year, after the harvest is over, Mario sits down with his team of oenologists to taste the new vintages together.
VINIFICATION: The grapes are harvested and selected by hand. About 35% of the grapes are used for the Appassimento process and dried for 30 days. Before fermentation, the grapes are macerated for 8 - 9 days and fermented under temperature control. A 6-month expansion in French barriques follows.
AROMA: Aromas of cherry, strawberry and blackberry with subtle notes of vanilla and mocha.
RATING: A lively acidity, round tannins and an elegant body with a fine structure on the palate; noble wood notes of tobacco and vanilla in the aftertaste.
SERVING RECOMMENDATION: Tender beef roulades with a delicious filling consisting of pickled prunes, a few slices of lardo, steamed onions, chopped parsley and roasted pine nuts go well with the mea culpa.
"MEA CULPA, please forgive me, but this is the best wine I've ever made." This grandiose wine was born from a brave idea by Mario Minini. Every year, after the harvest is over, Mario sits down with his team of oenologists to taste the new vintages together. During these endless rounds of tastings, the desire to create a perfect wine, according to his ideas, grew in him. "MEA CULPA, please forgive me, but we'll do it now as I say! It will be the most accurate cuvée with the greatest excellence and the best expression, no matter what it takes." This is how this unique, wonderful and also provocative Appassimento cuvée was born. Because in the tastings, the wines from three specific locations repeatedly stood out with their particular excellence and great potential. Two of the vineyards are in Sicily, but the third vineyard is in Puglia! As with a Bordeaux blend, the aim is for the wines to complement each other perfectly in their different characteristics.
|Francesco Minini SpA Cantine, 25028 Verolanuova (Brescia) Italy
|14.5 percent by volume
|Country of origin:
|Primitivo, Syrah, Merlot
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