Palazzo Bandino Morone 2005,
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
Valeriani Group, Tuscany, Italy
Dark ruby-red colour. Nose and palate: rich!, intensive black cherries and herbs, raisin. On the full-bodied side, the Italian-typical high acidity, nice tannins!☻Can be put on the wine-rack for some 10-15 years (in accordance to the producer) - but, Jesus!, it is so good already now, hard to be patient. 13,5 % abv
Following the rules of the DOCG, it must be at least 80% Sangiovese in the wine, the rest is Canaiolo, Mammolo and Clorino grapes.
Montepulciano is a community in Tuscany, here is more information about this DOCG. (There is also a grape called Montepulciano existing - often cheaper wines at the pizzarias (in Germany), do not get confused!)
Go visit the Palazzo Bandino! Vacation anyone?
Food: dark meats, Italian style food (aha?).
We had this with some nice comfort food (as Martha Stewart calls it): my own kind of stew made of beef and a few small cubes of a wild boar-ham (that we had gotten from our friend Stefan) with carrots, parsnip, onions, garlic and a sauce of Cleopatra vinegar, some of the above wine, tomatopaste, salt, pepper, paprika. (No fond, no soy...) Cooked it slowly almost 2hours and served it with carrot-puré (ok - had no other veggies @ home...) and brussel sprouts-mousse. Good and comforting it was: fits the cold weather out there!