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Wine of the Week


Since the 18th century, the Mori family has grown grapes on the hillsides of Sienna in the Tuscany region. The current generation revitalized the vineyards and cellars in the early Õ90s, resulting in the planting of low yielding rootstock and only the best clones of ChiantiÕs top varietals. Made from 95 percent estate-grown Sangiovese and 5 percent Canaiolo, the wine was aged 10-12 months in large oak casks. Medium bodied and well balanced, the wine is violet scented, with black cherries and spice giving way to intriguing dried fruit flavors and soft, chewy tannins. Drink now and over the next five years. Good with osso buco, grilled pork and veal, pizza and pasta dishes. Where to buy it: Martin Wine Cellars in Uptown, Metairie and Mandeville. Where to drink it: Galatoire's, Bayona, La Boca and Cuvee. (Listings current at press time.)

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