My rehab wine? Brunello di Montalcino

May 4, 2012

Thanks to Russ Martin, a new wine phrase graces the pages of I’d like to think Amy Winehouse, alava shalom, has been serendipitously thanked for her contribution. Martin’s note, “…she likes to have a glass, or two, or three, as we’ve seen. This leads us to the week’s first WTF, a Who-The-F. As in, who the f better to make wine than Ronnie, sampler of chardonnay?

My desert island and rehab wine is the perfectly magical creature, the Sangiovese Grosso of Tuscany. To me, the effortless structure and ethereal liquidity of Brunello works for all food, including canoe trip wok pasta.

Waterclear Lake Wok Pasta

Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 2004 is phenomenal stuff. Already integrated and seamless. Sublime. Black as night verging towards red brick rosy nectar. Sweet, saline and savoury, smelling of macerated cherries salted and chocolate dipped. Haute vinturi. “Yes I been black, but when I come back You wont know, know.”  So good, so right.  95

Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino










Good to go!



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