Pepe Moquillaza, Mimo Italia, Ica Valley, Peru, 2021
(at Peruvian Wines Tasting, 10 Jul 2022)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2024
This wine arose out of a partnership between Pepe Moquillaza and the Argentinian winemaker Matías Michelini – although the most recent vintages were overseen by the Peruvian alone. Their radical approach is designed to squeeze as much flavour as possible out of patrimonial Italia grapes, resulting in 150-day skin contact. The end result is a murky yellow wine with an oxidative nose of honey, dried flowers and vanilla. Dry and linear in the mouth, this is an unusual wine that's very much worth a try.
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