SOLD OUT! Moris Farms is one of the oldest, most influential, and highest quality producers of Maremma, in Southwestern Tuscany.
One of the ways we often find great value is to buy entry level wines from top estates. The 2013 Moris Farms Mandriolo is just that. It's also the debut release in the United States, it’s absolutely delicious, and it’s downright cheap!
2013 Moris Farms Mandriolo
Baby Super Tuscan from this Maremma all-star!
We know Moris doesn’t sound very Italian, and that’s because the family is originally from Spain. They relocated to Tuscany over 200 years ago to start a traditional family farm growing a number of agricultural products. As the years went by, viticulture became more of a focus for the family, and today they own close to 420 hectares with the vast majority of vineyards lying within the Morellino di Scanscano subzone of the rugged Maremma region in southwestern Tuscany. These days, the estate is run by Adolfo Parentini, husband of Caterina Moris, along with help from his son Giulio and Attilio Pagli, one of Italy’s top consultants.
The Mandriolo is their entry level red, a blend of primarily Sangiovese with smaller doses of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Syrah all fermented in stainless steel. When we say “entry level,” we don’t mean cheap tasting, boring red wine made with leftover, throwaway grapes.
Estates with tremendous reputations like Moris Farms cannot afford to make bad wine, and they quite simply don’t. Far from it, as this one exudes a very nice, true Tuscan personality, with a nice mix of ripe cherry, black currant, assorted spice and violet notes. Balanced, expressive, and packed juicy, ripe fruit, this could easily sell for $15+. Great for drinking sans food, it would also be delicious if served alongside pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, or any number of red sauce favorites.
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