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Brunello di Montalcino: Why we love it so much at Siena…

When it comes to wine pairing here at Siena Ristorante Toscana, we believe in the tried-and-true adage that if it grows with it, it goes with it (a favorite saying of the great American restaurateur Danny Meyer, a big fan of Italian wines).

And when it comes to Chef Harvey’s classic Tuscan cuisine, no wine better pairs better than Brunello di Montalcino, from the hilltop village of Montalcino in Siena province in Italy.

Unlike the neighboring Chianti appellation, where many grapes can be added to the blend (including international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot), Brunello di Montalcino must be made with 100 percent Sangiovese grapes.

Many in the wine world believe that it’s the purest and most nuanced expression of Sangiovese, the quintessential Italian red grape, grown throughout Italy but most famously in Tuscany, its spiritual home.

Our love of Sangiovese is just one of the reasons we are SO excited about our Monday, September 25 wine dinner featuring the Brunellos of Altesino, one of the appellation’s top producers and one of its most highly rated winemakers.

Chef Harvey is still working on the menu and we will post it as soon as it becomes available.

In the meantime, save the date!

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