Thursday, April 1, 2010

Montecarlo DOC

Montecarlo in the province of Lucca, makes some delicious DOC wines. The Montecarlo Bianco (once known as the chablis di montecarlo) consists normally of 40-60% Trebbiano Toscano, and 40-60% Sèmillon, Pinot Gris, Pinot Bianco, Vermentino  or Sauvignon Blanc. The Montecarlo Rosso 50-75% Sangiovese, 5-15% Canaiolo Nero, and another 5-10% other varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. The Montecarlo wines i have tasted the most come from Fattoria di Montechiari where i have visited a bunch with vineyard farmer Maurizio Pasi and family, their wines have a different setup. In just 10 hectares they produce 4 wines (cabernet, sangiovese, merlot 100%, chardonnay 100%) as well as a recent additon, the sparkling ''donna catherine'' (100% pinot nero) which im yet to taste!  The Cabernet and Merlot, go about 15 months in barriques, and spend another year in bottle.  The Chardonnay spends a little less time in Barriques.  If you get the chance, have a taste of some wine from Montecarlo...
and whats better than a fine wine tasting here in Montecarlo, along with fine ladies at the miss Italy show all in the same night?!  i like my montecarlo's juicy, elegant and with long legs...

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure if I like the beautiful piece of meat on these long legs or on the veal! I was also wondering if you had any recommendations on boxed wine, like the Reunite Rose? Looking for a nice pink sweet wine with a screw on cap? Can you also age these wines?