Which Montepulciano Italian wine should I go for?

by Helen
(LA)

Hi Matt,

I'm planning a dinner party at which I'll serve two beef lasagne. I'm sure I've read somewhere on this site (on maybe your Pastastic newsletter?) that you once had a nice Montepulciano Italian wine that went beautifully with lasagna. True?

If so, please could you recommend where to buy it from? I really want the wine to be as good as the food!

Thanks!

Answer:

Hi Helen, yes 'brunello di Montepulciano' red wine from Tuscany is a super-tasty, round and full bodied choice, meaning it suits meat dishes like lasagna perfectly.

As for where to buy it, I recently discovered a great US online store called Saratoga Wine Exchange. Find their Montepulciano wine selection here

Sadly, I can't my very favorite Italian red wine on their site today (it's a 'brunello di montalcino' rather than Montepulciano, but still...), however I know they stocked it until recently. For your future reference this bottle's called La Fortuna (see the maker here).

Do let me know which you choose and how it goes!

Matt.

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