Lunch & Dinner @ Casa Tre Sorelli. Sagrantino di Montefalco 2008 – Spolettoducale. Passito 2006. Greshetto 2011, La Murola, Marche

Sagrantino di Montefalco 2008 – Spolettoducale

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A 100% Sagrantino from the dead centre of Umbria: the throbbing smell of sweltering heat in a glass backed up by a berry nose.

Quite strong at 14.5%, Ruby Red, lots of blackberries in the nose – still can’t taste the supposed Blueberries!

Lovely rounded structure.

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Sagrantino di Montefalco. Passito 2006.

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Desert in a glass: deep purple, very mellow and intense sweet wine – not at all cloying.

A very nice Passito.

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2011 Greshetto, La Murola, Marche

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A stalwart from the La Murola winery which we visited in Urbisaglia a few years back.

Refreshing, lots of apricots, pleasant with lunch or as an aperitif.
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La Murola Sangiovese Novello 2012
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Donald & Dale treated us to this Vino Novello, Italian for Young Wine, also from La Murola.

Similar in style and thinking to a Beaujolais Nouveau, which some people get sniffy about, this is produced all over Italy and released on Nov 6th every year, unlike in France where it is released @ 00.01 on the Third Thursday of November

We chilled it – and despite its old (!) age it was a light and fruity, red wine perfect with lunch in the hot weather.

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Collestefano Verdicchio di Matelica 2012 at Ristorante Terra Nostra

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Colle Stefano, Matelica Organic Wine. This 100% Verdicchio comes from the hills of Matelica in Le Marche

Knock-out stuff. Pale yellow colour, orchard nose, great acid, this wine tastes like platinum on your tongue – tart lime and apples. Donald reckons it’s the best produced of its kind, I have to agree.

Went very well with our delicious meal al fresco in Terra Nostra – bruschetta followed by pasta – where we witnessed San Giniseo’s Junior Drumming Team giving it loads in the Town Square, followed by Spencer’s adoption by the younger members of the town.

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