Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Frazzitta NV Zibibbo (Italy)

Thought I would end this long evening with something a little sweet and interesting. I have to admit I have never had this type of wine before - it's a "port" from Sicily made from the Muscat of Alexandria grape, hence it is white, known by its traditional nom de plume: Marsala. This wine was sweet and delicious with smells of cinnamon, marmalade and almonds. The aromas followed onto the palate, but over the course of 10 minutes, and plenty of aeration, the cinnamon was reduced to a dull roar and the marmalade and almonds took over. Absolutely delicious with a piece of Lindt 65% Cacao Madgascar dark chocolate.

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