Castello della Salla, Bramito 2018, Chardonnay, Umbria
The baby sister of the famed (and expensive!) Cervaro 2018 (96 Points by Robert Parker), this complex and fresh white is elegant and delicate just like our spring menu.
This week's menu is a "Tribute to Lombardy." Enjoy ingredients -- like radicchio and taleggio cheese -- that are regional staples, as well as dishes that have come to symbolize the delicious and non-fussy sophistication of Lombardy's cooking.
Of course, we have paired it all with an outstanding nebbiolo red from the region that will leave you asking for more.
Prunotto Nebbiolo Occhetti 2015
The wine is a deep ruby red, leaning toward garnet. Elegant, layered aromas of raspberries, roses and licorice lend to a full-bodied palate with a lingering harmonious finish. “Cherries and berries with a lemon and floral character. Medium body, firm acidity and a flavorful finish. Lively. Drink now.” - James Suckling 92 points
This week's menu was inspired by comforting foods - those that only Nonna's cook to make us feel better. When dealing with uncertainties, food connects us with our past and reminds us that we are not alone.
This is absolutely one of the best value wines you will find in Italy and beyond. The Antinori Bolgheri Rosso Il Bruciato is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 15% Syrah. I enthusiastically recommend that you open this as soon as you are back home. Il Bruciato pulls off its magic effortlessly. It doesn't try to be anything other than it is: Delicious. And at $29/bottle, is is selling to the Food Club members at below retail. Supplies limited.