This week Vino’s tasting tour arrives in Marche to marvel at the wines of Enzo Mecella
Amidst the hype which has begun to surround wines from Marche in recent years, winemaker Enzo Mecella has stayed true to his game, producing wines of excellent quality which typify the region. The Mecella winery (located roughly 60km west of the Adriatic coastal town of Ancona) was founded by Enzo’s father, Marsilio, over 50 years ago. Enzo, with a degree in Oenology from Conegliano Veneto, took over the family business in 1977. He immediately set about overhauling its methods and policies, which included introducing judicious “barrique” aging to the region.
Marche, thanks to a good climate and optimum soil, lends itself to the cultivation of high-quality vineyards. Enzo has forged close relationships with his grape suppliers in order to personally oversee the development of his vines. Choosing to ignore fleeting commercial wine trends, Mecella’s focus is the production of superior wines from old vines of local origin.
This Friday, October 10, you’ll have the chance to try six superb wines by Enzo Mecella. Vino will be pouring the following wines from 5:30pm:
A blend of Verdicchio di Matelica (85%) and Trebbiano Malvasia (15%), Pagliano is an ideal aperitivo wine.
Casa Fosca 2005
A fine expression of the lesser known Verdicchio di Matelica DOC, and considered by Mecella the company’s flagship wine.
Rosso Piceno Colle Malvano 2006
Made from Sangiovese with smaller amounts of Montepulciano, Enzo sources the fruit from a single vineyard, the Colle Malvano.
Lacrima di Morro d’Alba 2007
Mecella’s take on one of the most exciting recent DOC varieties to emerge from Central Italy.
Rosso Conero I Lavi 2003
The Montepulciano-Sangiovese (85%-15%) blend I Lavi is named after the cliffs along the Adriatic coast.
Rosso Conero Riserva Rubelliano 2003
Named for its bright, ruby color, Enzo Mecella’s top wine is produced only in the finest years: 1998 was the last vintage before the current 2003 bottling.
Enzo Mecella Tasting
Friday, October 10
121 East 27th Street
New York, NY 10016