Poggiomoro, Toscana, 2012, Cantina Viticoltori Senesi Aretini, Sinalunga

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A dinner guest bring. As the label says “a nice harmonious blend of fresh fruits”.

Light cherry colour and taste, this is Tuscan Sangiovese with a dash of Colorino and Canailo.

The Cantina Viticoltori Senesi Aretini has 235 participating growers with over 400ha of vineyards between the provinces of Sienna and Arezzo. http://www.cavisavini.it/english/winery-viticoltori-senesi-aretini.html

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Rubesco Rosso di Torgiano DOC 2005 Lungarotti


Dinner in Tric Trak opposite the Duomo. Tartufo night. We shared the house starter of bruschette al tartufo and tiny parcel of white onion. I then had Taglionlini al Tartufo and Lesley had Strongozzi with a slightly spice sauce. Outstanding food.

I fancied a Sagrantino to end out visit to Spoletto but the rather pricey Umbrian section of the wine list precluded that so at €15 this Lungarotti stood out as potential value for money.

Which it was – a slightly dull ruby colour, perhaps because it is unfiltered. Faint whiff of herbs. Thin body, fruity finish, slightly musty. Ready to go now. Went well with the pasta. 70% Sangiovese and 30% Canaiolo.

The book says any wine by Lungarotti in Umbria is good and the Torgiano vineyard was recently used as a stop-over for the launch of the new Jaguar F-TYPE.

Apparently, Rubesco Rosso di Torgiano is one of Italy’s first DOC wines, dating back to 1968 and “Rubesco” is a Lungarotti trademark deriving from the Latin verb “rubescere”, to blush!


Gonfalone Chianti 2012 Trambusti

Gonfalone Chianti F (Small) Gonfalone Chianti R (Small)

Dad brought this to Sunday Lunch.

Great weather  – we were able to dine al fresco with all the McConkeys at the one table.

Classic Chianti from Tuscany. Silky smooth mouthfeel, complex subtle flavours.

90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero

Great aftertaste, highly recommended for red meat and cheese.

I now regret not decanting it.