This week a glorious wine - Italian of course to symbolise both Monza and the Ferrari win of Alonso.
I am as you know an avowed McLaren fan but also an Italianophile, so I am naturally torn,. No difficulty with choosing Italian wine though - the truly excellent Rosso di Sera 2004, Fattoria Poggiopiano. The mix is Sangiovese 90%, Colorino 10%, and though this is almost Chianti Classico riserva, the estate declassifies it as IGT Toscana to enable it to be freed up from the rules. A great wine from the first taste - well balanced, with dark berries, coffee and a hint of maple syrup and rich spice. Big, full-bodied and rich, yet silky and wonderfully textured. Loads going on. Gorgeous.