This is delicious as Dolcetto gets, and my favorite pairing with a fresh fruit-driven, low tannin wine is a “grilled cheese.” Just take some great Italian bread, put a couple of slices of your favorite fresh Italian cheese and maybe a spattering of mostarda, slide it under an open flame, and you’ve got yourself a perfect lunch or appetizer.
After featuring the 2006 Poggio di Sotto Brunello at last Saturday’s Grand Tasting I wanted to let everyone know how good it was. We all know that 2006 was a vintage for the ages but combine that with the prowess of Poggio di Sotto, and now you have a real piece of Italian wine making history. Lean, mean and elegant, this is wine built for the cellar and will start showing in true colors in another 5-7 years from now, if you can hold off!
Francesco Vigorito fell in love with a 1998 Ornellaia at his high school graduation. After living in Florence, Italy, and getting his Sommelier Certification with the Court of Master Sommeliers in the UK, Francesco came to IWM as a Portfolio Manager.