La combinazione è oltre deliziosa.
A little more off the beaten path is roasted guinea fowl with pine nuts, raisins and saffron. The sweet and savory of the dish will bring out the herb and floral notes in the wine beautifully. If you're cooking in colder climes, then it will have to be Tuscan sausage with white beans. Hands down. Fill everyone's glasses once more and enjoy small chunks of aged Parmesan. It doesn't get much better than this, winelovers.
Antonio Galloni's Vinous
: "Costanti's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is stunning.
Dark, powerful and mysterious in the glass, the 2010 captivates all the senses with its breathtaking beauty and layered, multi-dimensional personality. Lavender, violets, savory herbs, smoke, plums and graphite flow through to the rich, explosive finish. There is a prism-like sense of transparency allied to pure power in the 2010 that is impossible miss. Readers who can find the 2010 should not hesitate; it is a must-have.
While many 2010s are approachable today, the Costanti's 2010 is not; it is a wine for the cellar. Drink 2018-2035." Feb 2015
"Bright ruby red in colour, this wine has typical perfumes of morello
cherry, cinnamon and spice. On the palate it has wonderful elegance and
balance with silky tannins softened by cask and bottle aging. Spiced
red berry fruit characters are supported by an attractive savoury
character, with a hint of liquorice on the long finish.
Andrea Costanti has been running this estate for over twenty years and it has been in his family for more than 200. It is situated in Colle al Matrichese in the eastern part of the Montalcino zone, just outside the town of Montalcino. It covers 10 hectares of vineyards and benefits from the talents of consultant oenologist Vittorio Fiore. Their style is characterised by the striking elegance and intensity of the best wines from this zone, combining the power of Montalcino with the elegance that comes from vineyards situated at a high altitude. "
||18 months in tonneaux, 18 months in Slavonian oak
wooden barrels and 12 months further refining in bottle.
||Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
We don't really need much more than Mr. Galloni's unabashed rave review when it comes to this Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino. The contents of these bottles require a little more time to come into their shockingly good own, so we think it best to use that time wisely and plan a feast to remember. Also, make sure that the light bulbs for your display shelf in the cellar are fresh; you'll want to shine a spot on this Tuscan treasure... Decant the bottle when that day does come, so that it can breathe deeply before your first sip. And why not transport yourselves to a tiny Tuscan town and do Enoteca style with those first glasses? A simple plate of prosciutto and olives will let the myriad of flavors in this Brunello make an entrance. A classic pairing which involves little effort, yet delivers great rewards, is a grilled filet steak, drizzled with aged balsamico and set on a bed of arugula.