Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Poggiotondo Brunello di Montalcino and The Venetian Bargain

It is back. 


By 'it' we mean the 2010 vintage of Poggiotondo Brunello di Montalcino which retails for $39.95 at Vintages locations withing Ontario LCBO's (VINTAGES 276576 | 750 mL bottle).

The Venetian Bargain
The 2010 vintage, described as 
"Rich and supple in texture, framing cherry, raspberry, licorice, tobacco and subtle underbrush flavors" by Bruce Sanderson of Wine Spectator does require laying down for a few years. If you insist on drinking now then please decant and take your time. While subjective, it will probably reach its prime drinking age in a couple of years and be good for another decade (from now).

We also suggest avid readers curl up with a good book to accompany it if there aren't friends around. Check out The Venetian Bargain by Marina Fiorato which was reviewed at SukasaReads in 2014.
This beautiful period piece embodies the sights and sounds of Venice, while portraying the horror of the times.
The prose is descriptive and poignant. It is nice to see a young female lead who embodies character and brains, in a time when women weren’t necessarily known to hold their own professional status. (Sukasa Reads Review, 13 May 2014) 
On this Wine Wednesday we at SukasaStyle recognize that life isn't perfect but if it were then we would suggest the 2006 vintage of Poggiotondo Brunello di Montalcino which we reviewed in August 2013. It was aging well back then and should be better now. The noble sangiovese grape ages better than most others. As Eric Asimov of The New York Times wrote this year (on Brunellos in general)  "...the best examples of Brunello di Montalcino are among the world’s greatest wines".

Halloween is over, and the holiday season is just around the corner. Put your feet up and relax with this stellar wine and book paring while you have the opportunity.


This is a SukasaStyle Books & Wine post. 

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