It was a recent Brunello tasting in Houston that inspired what I cooked for dinner tonight. We had a bottle of a 2006 Sasso Sole Riserva Brunello that we had tasted at the event. If you enjoy Brunellos then you know about their finesse – bright acidity for great food pairings with a velvety soft side. The Sasso Sole was very nice – flavors of dark cherries and plum, a bit earthy with hints of cocoa. The longer it decanted, the softer the wine became.
It was actually a visit to a Tuscan winery known for its Brunellos that inspired the creation of Goodtaste.tv. You can see more about Brunellos in our interview with wine guru Kevin Zraly. Kevin was the headline attraction at the Houston tasting event… other than the wines that is.