My awakening to Sagrantino continues.
Stunning bottle. Eye-opening. Turbid, bright, rustic, lingering, bramble fruits, really complex... BIG... need to get more of this to ponder for a while. Sagrantino, Brunello & (majority) Sangiovese blend.
Had this with three courses:
First: lamb cruda with meyer lemon, cranberries;
Second: Rigatoncini with house-made spicy sausage with black truffle, fennel pollen, crema and pecorino romano
Third: Spuntature alla Ciliegie: cured cherry braised beef short ribs with sautéed pancetta-brussel sprouts and fresh horseradish-turnip puree
Paired very well. very well across all three.Edited by Cary Grant - 2/1/13 at 7:27am