Unlike the other Monica, this Monica does not get attention by sporting tatoos, blond wigs and skimpy outfits.
This girl is a good mademoiselle from the South of Italy, the island of Sardinia to be precise.
A lesser known grape, this Monica according to Sardinia.net is thought to have its origins in Spain and was first called Morillo. Sardinia.net offers details on other Sardinian grapes including Cannonau which I recommend if you are looking for intense flavors.
This red wine is earthy and rich, not heavy but with a nice pair of legs. It is actually 85% Monica and 15% Carignane and retails around $11.