Friday, May 28, 2010

Making a Case for Italian Wine

2004 Montepulciano Passito Clematis from Zaccagnini

As promised, images from the last Italian wine trail journey. Twelve wines that crossed our paths, twelve singular experiences. But without the food, the people, the places, they are meaningless. Hence you will find no tasting notes, only captions and images. Breathe deep, you can almost smell them, and if you have an open imagination you are already there, on the wine trail in Italy with us.

Buon weekend y’all!

2009 Montepulciano d''Abruzzo Cerasuolo from Illuminati

2009 Cococciola Aer Terre di Chieti IGT

2008 Pecorino Ciprea Offida DOC from Podere Capecci San Savino

1997 Valentini Montepulciano d' Abruzzo

Rattafia Elisir d'Abruzzo Michele Jannamico & Figli (Montepulciano & Amarena)

2009 Rapitala Casali Sicilia IGT

Duca di Castelmonte Gibelè Zibibbo secco Sicilia IGT

1961 Chianto Classico - Castello di Bossi

Vino Cotto di Nonno - Abruzzo (made by chef's grandfather)

2001 Serpara Aglianico del Vulture from Re Manfredi ~ Terre degli Svevi

Vincotto of Aglianico from Terre degli Svevi winemaker's personal stash


Winethropology said...


If a picture is worth a thousand words, these tell quite a story...thank you for the vicarious journey (without the death march).

Spero che abbiate un grande fine settimana,


Marco Secco said...


Alfonso Cevola said...

Thanks Steve! Nice to hear from you!

And Marco de Moltecognome, grazie, amico, grazie!

Alfonso Cevola said...

be careful what you ask for ;)
seriously, my colleaguie who was with me remarked, "I didn't know anyone could make Montepulciano d'Abruzzo taste like that."
And the Valentini olive oil, well, that's a whole 'nother story

Anonymous said...

I'll have to try some of these wines. There's an I Mori Brunello that's pretty good- very spicy with blackberry tones. I think Terranova imports it.

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