There’s a piazza in the Tuscan village of Mercatale where we were introduced to Italy. You know, the one you dream about. The air was clear and fragrant. The afternoon sunlight an inspiration. And, of course, there was the food and wine. There in “piazza nostra” (our piazza) we sampled Tuscany in all its glory. Farm cheeses, melon, prosciutto, and ten versions of pasta. Our favorite: pappardelle al ragu cinghiale (pasta with wild boar sauce). We paired it with a wine from the famed Tignanello vineyards once owned by the Medici family. Pure heaven. The “Piazza” is my tribute to that experience. It’s a blend of Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes made in small batches and truly hand-crafted. It’s deep and aromatic with notes of cherries, violets, and truffles. It has a beautiful structure. Buon appetito!
Deep and aromatic with notes of cherries, violets, and truffles. It has a beautiful structure.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this one with sausage and basil pizza or spaghetti bolognese. My favorite pairing: pappardelle al ragu cinghiale (pasta with wild boar sauce).
- Vintage 2014
- Varietal Sangiovese / Nebbiolo / Cabernet Sauvignon
- Appellation Yakima Valley
- Vineyard Designation Coyote Canyon Vineyard
- Harvest Date Sep-14
- Acid 5.5 g/L
- pH 3.6
- Aging French oak 18 months
- Bottling Date Mar-16
- Alcohol % 13.5