Monday, November 26, 2018

Pacina Wines

Maria Borsa was showing off her family's wines at Vinovore in Silverlake this week.
Pacina grows grapes, olives and grains and the has been making wines for 6 generations just outside of Siena, Italy.
Maria Borsa of Pacina Wines
These are organic, unfiltered, wines that have a fruity-funky nose and intricately tasty layers that never lose the flavors of the grapes they were made from.
The White I tried was their 2016 La Cerretina, a Tascona Bianco. It had a light sparkling presence with fruit and earth dancing together. It would be hard to stop drinking this one.

The 2014 La Malena is made from 70% Syrah and 30% Ciliegiolo. It's a light red Tascano that had much the same characteristics as the Bianco but richer with more depth. Tantalizing and persuasive.

Pacina 2013 is also 95% Sangiovese and 5% Ciliegiolo and aged for 14 months in Oak casks. You can taste layers of woodiness interwoven with the grapes.

Il Secundo 2017 is 95% Sangiovese and 5% Ciliegiolo. A more mature full flavored red to pair with food.

All were delicious and made a strong impression on me. I look forward to enjoying their wines again soon.

Available here in Los Angeles at Vinovore http:/

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