What a beautiful weekend last weekend was! We had our first taste of Spring! We were very lucky here in Italy not to be hit by those dreadful storms that swept Portugal, Spain and France. It was very windy, but no rain – for that we were very grateful!
Here’s the fabulous group – Mark, Mignon, Ruurd, Letizia, Helen, Rebecca and Paolo.
Helen was our official photographer for the day! Fully loaded with two cameras – one for each pocket! Thanks so much Helen, we got a real record of the day because of you!
Mark and Mignon by the gorgeous view from Cantina Romanelli.
Costantino and Anna-Rita from Romanelli came out to greet their guests.
…Making sure all is in place……
Costantino sets the stage for the wine tasting. Complete with some delicious salami nibbles.
Romanelli’s pretty shop selling their oils, wines and other products.
Andrea from Cantina Sant’ Anna showing off his swirling skills!
Francesca of Sant’ Anna starting off the degustazione di vino!
A happy Rebecca with Passito and biscotti!
Mark and I at the incredibly lovely Cantina Fongoli.
I snuck in for the lunch!
The lovely barrel room at Fongoli.
Decio, the father at Fongoli joined us briefly at lunch
and went around the table chinking glasses with everyone!
Lunch was a fantastic wine pairing affair…
…and cured meats, pecorino cheese with honey with a lovely fresh Grechetto.
Il primo – a delicious risotto al sagrantino
paired with their Montefalco Rosso riserva – Mmmmm!
Il secondo – grilled meats with vegetables au gratin – all the meats were done on the outside grill (- see the group picture below – the grill is behind us! )
We had Fongoli’s wonderful Montefalco Sagrantino secco with this course.
For dolce we were presented with home-made crostate (fruit tarts) – 2 different types, plus biscotti with almonds teamed up with their superb sagrantino passito.
I’m sure all that were there will agree, it was all delicious!
The happy group after the exceptional lunch at Fongoli!