- posted 11 years ago
With a couple of vegetarian kids as houseguests for a couple of nights, Betsy decided to go with a pasta dish last night- an eggplant/ tomato sauce recipe by Giuliano Hazan as reinterpretted by Robin Garr. Recipe seemed more Southern Italian to me, so thought it was a good time for the 2004 Feudo Montoni Nero d=92Avola. I like Montoni because it doesn't seem as "international" as many NdA, without apparent wood and with good acidity for the south. Black and red cherries, a hint of cocoa, a little flinty note. Gets more floral with time. Not especially complex, but quite satisfying. About $13. Will get more. B+
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.