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Wine of the Week: 10/17/11 - Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The vineyards of the Casanuova delle Cerbaie firm are located at approximately 300 meters above sea level on land dating back to the Eocene period characterized by calcareous, marl, argillaceous and conglomerate rocks. The prevailing south-west exposition of the vineyards allows them to get the best sunlight throughout the day. Moreover, these vineyards grow on the prestigious hill of Montosoli and extend to the foot of the hill where Montalcino stands, thereby benefiting from a particularly moderate climate since they are sheltered by natural barriers on the North and West from the freezing north wind or extremely hot winds like the sirocco. The nature of the land and its enviable position thus make it possible to obtain excellent performances, enriching the Brunello results in terms of quality and to enrich the wines produced in this area with a of particular variety of fragrances.

Recently, we had the opportunity to taste through a multitude of wines from the Cerbaie estate at our first annual Pizza and Brunello dinner at Lucali.  From the '07 Rosso di Montalcino to the '03 Brunello Reserva, we were all impressed with the quality of these great wines.  Therefore, it is only suiting to make the Cerbaie Rosso di Montalcino our wine of the week at a special price, so that all of you can taste the greatness.

Pick up a bottle or two (or three or four) this week at $20 instead of the usual $25. You won't be disappointed.

 

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