Wine for the Weekend: 2008 Mazzei Badiola ($15)

2008 Mazzei Badiola

Badiola wine

Ixel Balamke’s Wine Notes

Color – Ruby

Aroma – Blueberry not much aroma maybe because it’s still young.

Initial Taste- Blue Fruits and pepper

Final Taste – Medium body blueberry and lots of white pepper on the end.  Not much depth but it is still a good wine for the price.  I have tasted better but not a bad choice for inexpensive wine.

Produced with Sangiovese and Merlot grapes, taken mainly from the highest altitude vineyards, it boasts excellent structure and smoothness. A wine with a great personality and versatile at the same time.

Appellation: Tuscany Igt
Winery location: Loc. Fonterutoli – Commune of Castellina in Chianti (Si)
Grape varieties: 70% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot
Alcohol: 13,20% vol.
Total Acidity: 5,60 ‰
Vineyards location: Mainly Le Ripe: 480 m (1,476 ft) a.s.l.; west – southwestern exposure
Soil: Rocky – decomposed limestone and sandstone
Training system: Guyot and spur cordon-training
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6,500
Harvest: Hand picked from September 30th (Sangiovese), September 27th (Merlot)
Fermentation temperature: 26° – 28° C
Period of maceration: 12-15 days
Aging: In stainless steel tanks, then in small oak barrels (225 lt) for 9 months
Bottling: February 2010
Available on the market: March 2010
Production: 315.000 bottles
Formats: 375 ml – 750 ml – 1,5 lt
First vintage: 1994

Ixel Balamke

Ixel Balamke was one of the two founding members of Sekhet-Bast-Ra in Oklahoma City. Currently living in the Twin Cities, she is currently the LBM of Leaping Laughter Lodge. She also is a Meanad and lover of fine wines. Her life long partner Hunahpu and she are well known for their Wine Tastings at NOTOCON. Together they have a small wine cellar that currently holds over 300 bottles.

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