Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Day four:7:30 breakfast the best yet! Somewhat an American breakfast, 8:00 ready to drive it's 4 hrs from Osimo In the Marche region to Montalcino. On the road again and listening to mana en vivo, Going through the mountains between Marche and Umbria . Next Perrugia, Umbria is home of Sagrantino from Montefalco. Beautiful drive on a1 after Perugia is the Castiglioni del Lago, stopping in Cortona for a bite! Just getting to Montepulciano where the famus Beef comes from " Bistaca Fiorentina" now we are at Palazzo winery a small family owned, they only have 4.5hc of vineyards and is operated by the family only, 25000.000 btls produced. Wine, taste it: Rosso di montalcino 07. Brunello di Montalcino 04 05, 04,03 riserva and 04 alcineo. 1 yr old age grappa and white grappa. Done! I feellike this winery stole my heart, the people that run the day to day operations are so genuine and you can taste that in the wine, I think I just spent my allowence for the rest of the year! Now driving to Montepulciano to Salcheto winery,pre-tasting chianti colli senesi 08. Vino nobile di Montepulciano. Before dinner we had a choice, spa at the hotel or exploring the town of Montepulciano, I choose the town! Beautiful very ancient from the 12 century!!Dinner: with Salcheto winery, rose from MontePulciano 09, Montepulciano 08, Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano docg 04

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