Lacrima di Morro d’Alba

An ancient variety and a great wine from Enzo Mecella, our man in Marche

Enzo Mecella photographed in his vineyard by Vino's Jim Hutchinson, April 2009.

Enzo Mecella photographed in his vineyard by Vino's Jim Hutchinson, April 2009.

If you’re looking for a sensational wine for Spring, a delicious value that is unusual without being strange, Lacrima di Morro d’Alba may be the one. Enzo Mecella, expert producer of Verdicchio, Sangiovese and Montepulciano has focused his talent on the little-known Lacrima and produced a world-class version at a very good price.

Lacrima is an ancient variety that finds its greatest expression around the village of Morro d’Alba in Ancona Province, Marche. (Not Alba, the famous Piemontese wine town 500km to the west.) It has vigorous floral and red-fruit aromas seasoned with earth and herbs and medium body with moderate acidity and mild tannins.

lacrima-enzo3The wine can be sipped on its own but it is at its versatile best with food. We have enjoyed Enzo’s Lacrima with a variety of dishes including Mozzarella di Bufala, smoked mussels, dosa (The Dosa Hut has re-opened right around the corner from Vino) and chicken liver pâté.

Lacrima di Morro d’Alba 2007 Enzo Mecella
was $21, now $18.90

Take 20% off a closed case!

For more information call 212-725-6516 or email contact@vinosite.com.

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