Every year I get invited to a St. Joseph's day celebration by a friend who is originally from Molise. It's a BYO event at a local hall with hundreds of people, tons of homemade food and a lot of fun. I try to bring appropriate wines. There are not a lot of wines made in Molisse and available here in the US. This one retails for about $20 and is really good and a bit different. Tintilia is the name of the grape. I liked this vintage slightly more than a 2011 I had a couple of years ago. Purple in color. On the nose, this has black raspberries, a bit of smoke, and black olives. Full bodied. Some acidity but not a lot. The palate has black raspberries and seems ripe. Light tannins. medium finish. No idea how this ages but it went great with pasta and other Italian dishes. A good value.
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