Saturday, April 19, 2008

Cabotte and Ciacci

We have been enjoying La Cabotte (a tasty Rhone) lately:
And for an even better choice (though it requires a few more $), I suggest this Rosso di Montalcino from Ciacci:

Here is one review on the Rosso:

It's such a beauty, this Rosso di Montalcino from the old and respected Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona estate, which holds some of the best vineyards in the Brunello di Montalcino appellation. A baby Brunello, 100% Sangiovese Grosso, it's a gorgeous ruby red, laced with flavors of dark cherries, sweet spices and a light touch of oak. It's racy and full of life, let loose on the world a year or so after the vintage while its more restrained elder brother, Brunello di Montalcino, has to wait a full 50 months. This is the wine to drink with bistecca alla Fiorentina (a char-grilled, 2-inch-thick T-bone), or a bowl of earthy pasta fagioli. It would be terrific with sausages or a mixed grill, and with heartier pasta dishes too.

Both have been very tasty ... or I should say were tasty.

1 comment:

Aunty Belle said...

Well, Sugar, Aunty didn't come over heah for wine--though it looks real fine--but to confess I lifted your JS Mills quote on "Why We Fight."

I needed it fer a little war of mah own on mah BACK Porch.

But now that I'm here, I see I need to visit regularly. Looks like you have somethin' worth readin'...I am a devoted reader of J.V.Schall, S.J.

Bless ya!