TN: Beaujolais white and red, plus a Morellino di Scansano


Thursday night Betsy made pasta with bolognese as well as some sauteed greens, wine was the 2006 Perazzi "La Mozza" Morellino di Scansano. Some tannins, moderate acids, red plums and cherries. Not exciting, but competent Sangiovese.B/B-
She needed a cup of white wine for recipe, only had half a cup of the Roulot leftover, so opened the 2007 Terres Dorees (Jean Paul Brun) Beaujolais Blanc. Sweet apple fruit, a hint of citrus, clean. Maybe a little softer than I remember , but nice Chardonnay that holds up well overnight. B
Last night I marinaded some pork chops in soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, black bean garlic sauce,etc. then grilled with some squash. Put on table with leftover beans, greens, and a bottle of the 2005 Desvignes "Javernieres" Morgon. Sweet red fruit, light tannins, good acids, good length. Sappy/fleshy fruit, some smoke and earth. Very clean red fruit. This is really quite enjoyable, though if served blind as Cru Beaujolais I don't think Morgon would have been my first guess, it seems more "pretty." Drinking well. 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.    
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