Alta Fedelta 2015, Do.t.e.
Region: Cortona (UMBRIA)
Pairings: Cured meats, game, pizza
Drink by: now
Notes: Spontaneous fermentation, no clarification and unfiltered, steel tanks and cement vats,systemic pesticides (fungicides, herbicides, insecticides), total absence of chemical and enological products (no sulfites added)
Villa 2015, Pacina
Region: Castelnuovo Berardenga (TUSCANY)
Pairings: Ossobuco, grilled red meat
Drink by: now - 2016
Notes: Indigenous yeasts, malolactic fermentation, cement vats, no clarification or filtration, no sulfites added
Permano 2015, Terenzuola
Grape: Canaiolo Nero 85% and other red grapes 15%
Region: Fosdinovo (TUSCANY)
Pairings: Pasta with meat sauce
Drink by: now - 2026
Notes: Organic farming, hand harvested, 4,000 bottles produced
Barbaresco Riserva 2013, Baricchi
Region: Barbaresco (PIEMONTE)
Pairings: Red meats such as braised beef or feathered game such as pheasants, quails and roast partridges, aged parmigiano-reggiano
Drink by: now - 2028+
Notes: Organic farming, 49 year old vines, hand-picked, 10 day maceration, 80% in 500-liter tonneaux of Hungarian unroasted oak, the remainder in old French allier barriques - all for 36 months, 4,000 bottles produced
Barolo 'Ciabot Tannasio' 2014, Sobrero
Region: Castiglione Falleto, Barolo (PIEMONTE)
Pairings: Pot roasts with Barolo, red meat and game, stuffed guinea fowl, first courses featuring meat or mushrooms
Drink by: now - 2028+ (patience rewarded)
Notes: 35 days of maceration, not filtered, 10-55 year old vines, large oak barrels, 20,000 bottles produced
Description: Ok. you all know Barolo right? So there's no point talking about it. Why don’t we do an experiment so: I’ll put some music on, The Goldberg Variations of J. S. Bach played by Glen Gould, a bite of an aged cheddar and silence. A sip of wine, a bite of cheese. and silent.
Right? There was really no point of speaking with this 'pairing'. What’s the point of telling you that Barolo is one of the most important regions in the world? that it is a land that has been divided in more than a 100 different vineyards based on the composition of the soil? No reasons to tell that the Nebbiolo (the grape variety) is one of the most complex in the world, capable of giving you wines that can be aged up to 40 years, wines with structure and elegance, fruit and earthiness, complexity and finesse. And what a great opportunity to taste too Barolo in one night. One more fruity and aggressive (Sobrero) the other one more elegant and soft.
Perhaps in your mind you thought... it was like an erotic dance with a strong handsome man who's a bit rude and a nice elegant and soft woman with a deep desire in her eyes, they are dancing and hugging each other and suddenly he grabs her…
Barbera del Monferrato 2015, Fabrizio Iuli
Region: Monferrato (PIEMONTE)
Pairings: Versatile with most foods, pasta dishes, aged cheeses, duck, pork, beef (not a heavy steak).
Drink by: now - 2023
Notes: Organic production, indigenous yeasts no fining or filtration, spontaneous fermentation, no set time but use of oak barrels.
Mandranova Olive Oil
Mandranova is a small family-run Sicilian olive farm, which defends the Agrigento tradition in respecting the fruit. This is a beautiful, strong, meaty, generous, Mediterranean oil. Tradition and innovation in a sip of green gold, and made exclusively with olives from their farm and oil mill. Cold extraction, without adding water, to maintain a high level of anti-oxidants and to obtain good levels of fruit, both bitter and spicy. Ideal for sauces, grilling, and bruschetta.