Saturday, 18 August 2012

Longing For Italy...

We have been home for almost two weeks and not a day have passed when we not wished we were back in Italy instead. Last night we tried to at least eat our way back. :-)

We munched on prosciutto crudo, fennochio, truffle salami, felino, taleggio, pecorino and parmeggiano, red pesto and washed it all down with a bottle of

2008 Vino Nobile di Montelpulciano Vigna Nuove, Poliziano
The Vigna Nouve stands for grapes from new vines. The nose is big and open for business right out of the bottle with fine notes of sweet/sour cherries, thyme, road dust and some meaty notes, just like raw veal. Some dry herbs as well. A little ungainly but after some time in the decanter it was more harmonious.
The taste is young, tight and fine with more structure and concentration than on the nose. A nice warmth. Notes of chocolate covered cherries, bluberry bushes, thyme and nicely polished tannins. Medium long finish with a warm ending. Not a great wine but it has its charm. Definitely worth the 16 Euro it cost at the state monopoly.
87p   (tasted 2012/08)

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