Every year one of the most famous wineshops in Italy, Enoteca Molesini in Cortona, hosts us in their series of open wine tastings and dinners, this year going by the name of Wine and Dine & Shine since Del Brenna Jewelry joined the event shonsorship to give an extra touch of class and elegance.
Every Thursday from late spring on a wine producer of excellence coming from various regions in Italy provides an open tasting, first in Cortona's main square, Piazza della Repubblica, where Molesini Wine Shop is located, and then in one of Cortona's top rated restaurants. During the dinner, the wines of the producer are carefully matched to seasonal dishes served by the restaurant's chef. Chef and winemaker share information and little secrets with their guests and the atmosphere gets intimate and friendly.
Here are the wines we provided last Thrusday:
- Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2015
- Vernaccia di San Gimignano Vigna Santa Margherita DOCG 2014
- Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva 2012
- Pinot Nero di San Gimignano 2013
- Passito di Toscana 2013 (extra)
Tasters were jovial, competent and curious. They took Panizzi's challenge seriously and enjoyed our unconventional yet excellent wines. A real emotion arose with the Riserva, especially when combined with the excellent food served during the dinner. Also the guests were pleasantly surprised by our unconventional Pinot Noir and Passito, rare wines in Tuscany, especially when combined with traditional Tuscan cuisine. So much for Panizzi as #vernacciapioneers.
After dinner, Susanna, the Molesini brothers and more friends, guests and clients all moved to the nearby The Lion's Well Pub right in front of Teatro Signorelli for a last toast.
A special thank you to Del Brenna for the wonderful jewels worn by Susanna and to Paolo and Marco Molesini, who sided with Susanna in this magical event. See you next year!