It Bites

accornero-grignolinobriccobosco.jpgIt Bites.

It bites hard. Punching the palate with searing acidity. I loved it.

Is there a wine more complimentary to homey, rustic foods than top-quality grignolino? I don’t think so because rich, full flavored dishes need a good dose of acidity to keep the palate alive and few wines deliver like grignolino. The 2004 Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese, Bricco del Bosco,  Az. Ag. Acconero imported by Montecastelli fills that bill just perfectly.

Warning: if you like California merlot or Australian shiraz with cute animal labels selling for under ten bucks a bottle, avoid this wine at all costs.

I fell in love with this wine from the first sip that set my saliva glands into hyper-drive.