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December 2019  Wine of the Month Review - Bistecca tagliata and amarone

A rare night at home so John grilled a juicy T-bone steak medium rare, cut it into strips Tuscan style and served it with grilled zucchini and potato rosti. In the mean-time, I opened a bottle of Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera 2010.

 

The food was fantastic, of course, and proved a perfect foil for the wine which is at its peak. Its colour a medium ruby red was a little lighter that I had expected. The oak was well integrated and the nose gave dried fruit and spice characters and the palate lived up to the promise. A generous and relaxed wine which happily integrated with the food.

 

We finished the bottle off while watching ‘The Irishman’ a recent movie starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and Harvey Keit about the Mafia in the USA. The wine went very well with that too!

 

Dennis Mather


Conseiller Gastronomique

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