Autumn sneaks up on us. We light a fire to keep warm. Stews simmer in the kitchen. This is a good time to pop the cork in a Brunello di Montalcino. Like for instance the one from Tenute Silvio Nardi. 2011 does not have the same cult status as 2010 but it still shows excellently the quality of wines from Montalcino. Spicy aromas with aniseed and cloves mix with ripe dark cherries. Smooth tannins and a long finish. The ripe fruit flavours are tempered by a fresh acidity. Perfect a chilly evening when you need something warming for dinner. Price around 30 euro.
Watch a short video on Tenute Nardi.
Åsa Johansson is BKWine’s person in Italy. She lives in Florence since the early ’00s. She has a passion for all things Italian, so much so that she married an Italian and stayed in Florence after having come there to study political science.
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