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December 12, 2022

Weekly Offer for Dec 12/22

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 2:59 pm

Author: Dirk Chan

Our online features this week are the 2017 Georg Mosbacher Sauvignon Blanc (Rheinpfalz, Germany) – $29.99 (regularly $36.99) and the 2018 Mezzacorona Dinotte Red (Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy) – $15.99 (regularly $19.99)

Sabine Mosbacher and Jürgen Düringer are based in the heart of the best area of the Pfalz, and the estate comprises 21 hectares. Their wines are never showy, never rich nor heavy, but excel through finesse and supreme elegance. They have now converted fully to organic viticulture, and all harvesting is done by hand.

The history of the estate is that ancestors of the Mosbacher family have lived and worked as vintners in Forst for more than 200 years. The “modern” version of the estate was formed in 1920 by Richard Mosbacher Sr. (1898-1977) who founded the current estate together with his sisters and named it after their father Georg hence “Weingut Georg Mosbacher Erben”. The curved “M” which decorates their wine labels goes back to these first years.

This week’s feature white, their Georg Mosbacher’s Sauvignon Blanc presents itself in the glass as a light yellow with greenish reflections while the expressive bouquet of this white wine unfolds with notes of yellow kiwi, grapefruit and gooseberry. The green aromas of apples, gooseberries and fresh lemongrass complement the variety of aromas and deliver a freshness that is also reflected on the palate. Love its fruity playfulness and juicy length, which is in perfect balance with the clear acid structure. An elegant, refined and juicy Sauvignon Blanc.

Meanwhile, Trentino is a land rich in natural beauty, history, castles and traditions. Mezzacorona is staple in Trentino. Since 1904, it has been producing elegant and fragrant wines, genuine and special like the land from where they are derived from.

Mezzacorona lies at the foot of the majestic Italian Dolomites mountains. Its vineyards with their characteristic of the region pergola trellising, run from Lake Garda to the foothills of the towering Dolomites. A fresh and wild breeze blows from the over 400 lakes and numerous glaciers of the surrounding mountains, peaking at over 9,000 feet.

This week’s feature red, their Dinotte Red Blend expresses the aromatic richness of two noble varietals of the Dolomites – Teroldego and Marzemino, combined with an international varietal, Merlot, for elegance and softness. Teroldego, with its profound flavors of red currants, blackberry, and blueberry, provides a full-bodied structure. Marzemino brings a pleasant juicy character that creates a soft, velvety, palate pleasing wine. The Red Blend is balanced with the addition of Merlot to add aromatic notes of vanilla and cocoa.

Dinotte (Italian meaning “the night”) has great fruity flavors of blackberry and blueberry fruits with a juicy character and a soft, smooth palate. It is an ideal pairing for hearty appetizers and spicy cuisine, as well as savory sauces, baked pastas, and grilled or roasted meats.

2017 Georg Mosbacher Sauvignon Blanc (Rheinpfalz, Germany) – $29.99 (regularly $36.99)

2018 Mezzacorona Dinotte Red (Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy) – $15.99 (regularly $19.99)

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