“VILLA MALACARI” Rosso Conero DOC, Malacari (2016) – Toscana
Grape : Montepulciano.
This wine is made out of exceptional grapes cultivated in a combination of a peculiar limestone and limp soil, plus the unique microclimate of il Conero area : the powerful insolation is mitigated by the incessant sea breezes, the ripening of the grapes is perfect and the strong temperature range enhances the aromas of musts. All this gives Montepulciano grapes a unique character, not replicable elsewhere.
The nose tells of Mediterranean scrub, ripe red fruit, nuances of stone and salt. Mouth is full, dried fruits, cedar and spice, lovely texture, delicious wine aged for a year in 20 Hl wooden barrels.
Food pairing : While not the most elegant of food pairings, Montepulciano goes extremely well with meaty pizzas and fatty beef burgers. Other meats that go well with this wine include roast pork, beef brisket, and shepherds pie.