Wilde About Rosso di Montalcino

D842E4C0-DC27-43C0-A951-6A130A7F7DAD“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.” – Oscar Wilde

My daughter recently moved out on her own. I’m very excited for her. It’s an exciting time of life. In her words;

‘Little update on living on my own: 1. The neighborhood isn’t bad, but it’s just sketchy enough for me to feel on edge at night. My neighbors are a little odd. 2. Butter is expensive! 3. This transition feels really natural and I’m really, really happy about it!”

My daughter is charming!

Perhaps I am a wine snob, but I find over manipulated wines, the wines that are under $10 and taste like cough syrup, quite tedious. I won’t drink them even to be polite. And I’ll never tell a customer that I like it or even that it is a good wine. I’ll say it’s very fruit-forward, a crowd-pleaser, well-priced, but never that it’s charming.

Charming wines are fun, they’re interesting, they’re playful They have a lot to say and are vibrant on the palate.

Rosso di Montalcino, the younger sister of Brunello, is made from 100% Sangiovese and aged a short 12 months in neutral oak. From the Montalcino region of Tuscany, she is the light, bright version of her brooding older brother, Brunello.  Renieri’s Rosso di Montalcino is a charming wine! Plump with bright red fruit, and elegant savory notes, it is a playful, vibrant and harmonious wine.

It is absurd to divide wines into good and bad. Wines are either charming or tedious.