Tuesday 16 April 2013

Quality Control - 2003 Pecoranera, Tenuta Grillo

A couple of days ago I received the bottles I ordered after this tasting, where some nature wines were presented. I especially liked the 2003 Pecoranera, and since I bought a couple of bottlesI thought that I should open one to check the quality.

When you test drive wines at these kind of trade tastings, you spend 1, 3, 5 minutes on a wine, and then you move on to the next one. There is a difference when you open a bottle and follow it during an evening or more. Lets see if my good impressions lasts when emptying a whole bottle...

2003 Pecoranera, Tenuta Grillo
It opens a bit funky/barnyard but that blows off with air. After a while there is instead nice notes of sweet cherries, rosehips, autumn leaves, raspberry licorice and dried mushrooms. With even more air rose petals just oozes up from the glass. A very fine warmth. There is some signs of maturity but this still needs time. Has that old school Barolo nose - great!
The taste is big, warm and earthy with lots of ripe cherries, lingonberry pie, licorice, violets and forest floor. Fine, tight, sandy tannins that leaves a mark in the finish. This could still use 4-6 years in the cellar. Very, very good. For 25 Euro this is real bargain! Info here.
92p   (tasted 2013/04)


  1. Yep, it's a good bottle of wine! Thought you'd pop the Tornasole first ;)