A selection of the 3 kings of Italy
Barolo Ciabot Tanasio 2010, Fratelli Sobrero
Dario Sobrero is a young producer that was able to come up with a masterpiece this year. He was surely helped by the great vintage 2010, able to give Barolo that are fruity and complex, dry and sweet, mineral and soft and the same time.
I bet you can drink this one even in 20 years but now you can surely enjoy it with some hard cheese. Let it breath for 1-2 hors before serving it. Don not decant.
Brunello di Montalcino 2008, Poggio Celsi
This is a great brunello, with a nice earthy finish. Typical flavor of liquorice and violet with bit of a rusty end. Best with some tuscan salami.
Amarone delle Valpolicella Selezione Castagnedi 2012, Tenuta Sant’Antonio
I know I often make jokes on Amarone. Surely if I have to choose between this one and the Barolo I’ll go for the second one. Still this is one of the most appreciated wines, specially to whom is not confident with the slightly bitter dryness of the Barolo. Have it with a salty Pecorino or stew or even at the end of the meal after the dessert, in front of a fireplace telling hunting stories.