Il Casolare – Fattoria San Lorenzo, Marche, San Lorenzos

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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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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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