We’ve had some of the coldest weather in memory and for some reason that makes me want to drink full bodied red wines. Wines that are complex and pack a punch. One grape I often come back to for these attributes is the Tuscan Sangiovese. It was one of my first favourites, but lately I have neglected it for the Burgundian and Piemonte wines, so it has been fine to revisit Tuscany this winter, in the only way to travel for now – by drinking wine from far away places and dreaming of when we can visit again.
Cantina Dei is run by Maria Caterina Dei so the name is more from family than divinity, although the wine are fit for gods - as the wines from Montepulciano has been for so, so long, but that is another story. Vino Nobile wines are very underrated in Norway now so you can make some really good buys, as this wine shows. The price and quality here compare with the best in the world and you get so much wine for the price.
Dei Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2017 - 239,- kr
This Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a brilliant ruby colour with hints of garnet as it ages. Intense bouquet, pungent and mature, with aroma of ripe cherry, plum and violets. Flavourful, balanced and persistent, it has soft, velvety tannins. You find your usual cherry, butcher, raw meat in here. Good acidity as always with Sangiovese dominated wines. A good food wine and we'll worth the price.
This will work well with any typical Italian pasta or pizza. And if you have any kind of beef this will be perfect.