Tony Hodges introduced this on his weekend visit.
A great weekend starting with a visit to the Fishshack for supper. Having narrowly avoided a trip to Mountjoy (sold out!) we then visited Ryans of Parkgate Street, Collins Barracks, The Weston for Tea, The Abbey and had a nice meal in Nicos.
The prosecco, described as Il Vino dei Poeti was lovely, fresh with soft bubbles and almond nut.
This was the house wine in Nicos, a 2013 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from Cerulli Spinozzi.
Reliable background music to the super food.
The Cottage. I first tried this with Doug McCoy in San Lorenzos and we both really enjoyed it over a nice meal.
An Organic Montepulciano (actually Rosso Piceno) and Sangiovese blend, we found it fruity, mellow and dry, with a nice finish. Good company helps of course.
Made by Natalino Crognaletti of the Fattoria San Lorenzo in Montecarotto, Marche. More here: http://www.indiewineries.com/wine.php?id=19 and here http://www.wineanorak.com/italy/sanlorenzo.htm. San Lorenzo was awarded the Chiocciola (Snail) in 2011, the Slow Wine Guide’s highest accolade.
It was expensive in the eponymous Restaurant San Lorenzo at around €30 a bottle and Mitchells have it at €13.99 – expensive for the off trade. Bottles online in Holland have it for €7.99.