The first time I tried this indigenous grape, I was in Montalcino visiting the Mocali winery. Alessandra the owner told me about this indigenous grape from the area that they were bringing back. I liked it then and I also enjoyed it at a recent event at Accademia di Vino featuring wines from Banfi.
I’m a sucker for dessert wines of any stripe or color. This one is made from 100% Mocadello di Montalcino. It is a late harvest wine, a DOC from 2007. The wine ferments in stainless steel and is 15% of it is aged in French oak from one year. I really liked this golden yellow colored wine with apricot and honey notes. It was sweet but not unctuous with 161 grams of residual sugar. It also had very nice acidity which offset the sugar artfully. I’d absolutely order this wine as a dessert. I try to eat or drink my dessert and not do both. As you can imagine, I usually end up drinking it.