+ GRAPES: 70% Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Mammolo (old vine)
+ FUNDAMENTALS: Organic. Women winemaker. Whole-berry fermentation with wild yeast in concrete, aged in big ol' botti barrels. Clean and pure of heart.
+ PROFILE: This is 100% pizza-and-everything-else wine. It's dry, medium bodied, juicy, and redolent of ripe cherries, red berries, wildflowers and the suggestion of something aromatic in the vein of Santa Maria Novella. Super balanced acidity and tannins. Serve cellar temp.
+ PAIRINGS: That reservation you finally scored at BYO Lucali Pizzeria in Cobble Hill, finnochiona salami, speck proscuiutto, semi-soft Italian cheeses. Heck, even olives and prosciutto-provolone banana peppers.
+ FUN FACT: Oh Italy. You and your gazillion different amazing grapes and regions. In this case, Montepulciano refers to the region in Piemonte versus the grape, which is found not too far away in Abruzzo. Not to be confusing or anything.