Saturday, March 7, 2009
Casa Vinicola Botter Carlo 2006 Ogio (Italy)
Italian food called for an Italian wine - I'm not changing my tune on food and wine pairings just thought I would try it. The food was good and the wine was just what I expected. Ogio is made from the Primitivo grape, which is akin to California's Zinfandel. The nose was plum,. cherry and vanilla - the palate had a touch of tannins, but was for the most part smooth with vanilla, plum and sweet cherry. Simple wine for a simple lasagna meal. Pleasant and juicy, exactly what I expected from an $8.95 wine made form this grape.