Location: Paoli, PA
We Want the Funk
Tear the roof off the sucker, because here comes the funk!
I should explain. I like to refer to the savory notes that are common in old world wines generally as funk. This can include mushrooms, dirt, barnyard, tar, "scorched earth" (my favorite wine snob descriptor), forest floor, herbs, earth, smoke, meat, bacon, stinky cheese, and other things that you probably wouldn't think tasted good before you got into wine.
Though this funk can be found in many regions, I'm focusing on Italy, because, well, I focus on Italy. Here are some examples of wines and grapes with good funk.
Also, here's a handy guide to common funky aromas & grapes:
Nebbiolo & Barbera: Mushrooms
Aglianico: Tar, Scorched Earth
Of course, these are just generalizations.
So, put on some funk and smell some funk!
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