Tonight’s choice of food & wine…. Rib eye steak served with a white wine, cream and mushroom sauce accompanied by a vino di montepulciano 2006 from Canneto. At 14.5% it’s a pretty heady red, but one that does not overwhelm the sauce, the steak bolsters the sauce and enables it to remain at a point where it is not flattened.
there is a good balance of tannin and acidity, coupled with ripe fruit, which has started to mellow now being 7 years old. Probably not as a complex as I like but it held up to the food and would be very enjoyable when drunk on it’s own.