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Pomino Vinsanto DOC

The Vinsanto is produced from Chardonnay and Trebbiano grapes that are left on the vine before being removed by bunches to be hung and dried from rafters for at least 3 months. The grapes are matured and refined in large vats for 4 years, giving a wine of great fineness. Tasting Notes Rich, deep amber. …

Wines

Luce

Luce was the first wine ever produced in Montalcino by blending Sangiovese and Merlot grapes. Combining the roundness and suppleness of Merlot with the structure and elegance of Sangiovese seems an obvious idea, but it took progressive thinking of winemaker Lamberto Frescobaldi to do that in the land of the world renowned Brunello di Montalcino, …

Wines

Benefizio

The Benefizio Pomino Bianco DOC is the product of the Chardonnay grape variety harvested from the estate vineyard and fermented and matured in oak barriques for 10 months. This is an elegant, supremely distinctive cru that displays an unbelievably rich array of aromas and sensory impressions. Tasting Notes – 2008 The eye is immediately drawn …

Entertaining

Sottocenere al Tartufo

Truffles, truffles, truffles. How can we get enough of them? I’ve never reached satiation, because they’re an ultra expensive and a very rare delicacy. Rejoice! You can enjoy truffles in an affordable manner since flakes of this extraordinary fungus are imbedded in Sottocenere al Tartufo, a semi-soft cow’s milk cheese from Italy. Ash mixed with …

Recipes

Pasta and Bean Soup

Recommended wine pairing: Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG Serves: 6-8 as first course Chef: Donatella Zampoli Ingredients: 1 medium-sized onion- finely chopped 4 oz. extra virgin olive oil 1 sprig of fresh rosemary 4 oz. uncooked prosciutto – diced 1 lb, 2 oz. red borlotti beans (red kidney beans will do) 1 glass Remole Toscana …

Food & Wine

Provolone

Provolone (proh-voh-LOH-nee) is a semi-hard hazelnut colored cheese you?ve probably enjoyed on sandwiches like those fantastic Italian submarines. But have you paired this cheese with wine? Magnificent! Provolone is made in a myriad of traditional shapes such as cylinders, pears, spheres, cones and even watermelons. You?ve likely seen them hanging from the ceiling at Italian …

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