2009 Vino di Anna Jeudi 15 (4.5/5)


Integrity5
Balance4 go to 4.5
Complexity3.5 go to 4.5
Persistence3 go to 3.5
Hedonism5

Notes: This is a sort of "natural wine" that taste like the wine that was done in Sicily half a century ago or more. At that time wine was more like a food than a drink, it was something the peasants were taking to sustain the labour associated with their small-scale agriculture. It was honest but not banal and extremely drinkable by definition.  This wine I'm tasting now is therefore full with sense of place and full with memory (and therefore culture). It's a wine that is connected in space and time with his own terroir.
It appears dull, pale garnet/salmon with orange rim and good tears and a considerable deposit in the bottle. On the nose it's clean: discrete notes of brett disappear after decanting leaving place to pomegranate and cherries, bay leaves and dill, white pepper and earth. On the palate is dry, with medium acidity (bit more would have been great, with natural wines, but you get what Nature offers), medium/high alcohol (but sweetly integrated, not hot at all), medium smooth tannins, medium body. Not a super-long finish but you want to drink immediately another glass.
Very Good quality, Drink Now (decant to full revealing its potential), Med/HighPrice. Mainly Nerello Mascalese, Etna, Sicily, Italy.

P.S. On day 2 this opened up to a marvelous wine with cola nuts, cherries, wet earth and spice that really resemble an aged barolo or burgundy red. It appears much more balanced also, although a bit of more acidity would have brought this to perfection. Really delicious. Bravo. The points are therefore reviewed, based on my second tasting. 


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