A Delightful (and Cheap!) Italian Pinot

With the world economy flushing itself down the toilet, wine lovers
are indulging ourselves in our second favorite pursuit – finding wines
that taste more expensive than they cost. (As opposed to our most
favorite sport – scoring the rare artisanal wine no one else has ever
heard of, no matter the cost.)

In looking for inexpensive wines that provide some measure of
excitement, I didn’t expect to find many pinot noir. And I certainly did
not expect to find an Italian pinot noir. Most Italian pinot nero are quite pricey, and not always worth the expense. But the Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir 2006, from
Monferratto in northwestern Italy, is a surprise. It begins with a
slightly pruney, raisiny nose, then yields to a bright, cherry-plum
palate that ends with stony, mineral tannins and a long finish. It’s
deceptively good – better with each taste. And at $9, a steal.

(Imported by Monsieur Touton, NY NY.)

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