Bottega Prosecco

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.

http://www.bottegaspa.com/en/articolo.php?id=1106

This was the house wine in Nicos, a 2013 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from Cerulli Spinozzi.

 

http://www.cerullispinozzi.it/en/prodotto/montepulciano-dabruzzo/

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Il Casolare – Fattoria San Lorenzo, Marche, San Lorenzos

il Cassolare

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.

This ‘ Rosso ‘ of the Montepulciano grape is in fact a classified Rosso Piceno. He comes under the lower IGT-status on the market to keep the costs as low as possible. – See more at: http://www.bottles-online.com/il-casolare-rosso.html#sthash.NNP27XFT.dpuf
This ‘ Rosso ‘ of the Montepulciano grape is in fact a classified Rosso Piceno. He comes under the lower IGT-status on the market to keep the costs as low as possible. – See more at: http://www.bottles-online.com/il-casolare-rosso.html#sthash.NNP27XFT.dpuf
This ‘ Rosso ‘ of the Montepulciano grape is in fact a classified Rosso Piceno. He comes under the lower IGT-status on the market to keep the costs as low as possible. – See more at: http://www.bottles-online.com/il-casolare-rosso.html#sthash.NNP27XFT.dpuf

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.

 

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