2016 Rosso di Montalcino (Palazzetta (di Luca e Flavio Fanti), La)
La Palazzetta (di Luca e Flavio Fanti), Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy 2016100% Sangiovese (Grosso) PLUM & BLACK CHERRY, BERGAMOT & TOBACCO, FIRM & FRESH Montalcino and its famed specialty, Brunello, elicit a great deal of excitement. The receipts that we’re left holding after enjoying most of these wines are less likely to result in great enthusiasm. Rosso de Montalcino, however, Brunello’s gentler-priced understudy, is one of Tuscany’s most savory sweetspots, offering us robust renditions of Sangiovese (and the exceptional “Grosso” variant of the famed grape) which bear more than a passing resemblance to the region’s most prized (and pricy) wines. Palazzetta excels at uncompromising, staunchly traditional treasures of Montalcino. Serving Suggestion: Bistecca alla Fiorentina (or Brisket or London Broil) w/ peppercorns, cannellini beans, & shallots. Roast portobello caps stuffed w/ pecorino & generous garlic.