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Belmont, MA
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Wine Pairing

Wines: 2017 La Sabbiona “Rosso Della Torre” Sangiovese Superiore, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Regularly $14.99, Special Price $12.74

Cheese: Parmigiano-Reggiano 36 Month
Regularly $19.99/lb, Special Price $15.99

La Sabbiona is situated in a panoramic position on the wonderful hills surrounding the medieval tower of Oriolo dei Fichi, in the heart of Emilia Romagna Region, just a few kilometres away from Faenza. The farm owns 28 hectares of land, 12 of which vineyards. The Altini family has been leading working the land with passion for 44 years, growing and vinifying traditional and autochthonous grape varieties with a decided emphasis on producing eminently drinkable wines that are meant to be shared with friends and family.

The Rosso della Torre is 100% Sangiovese and it’s sustainably grown in the rolling hills of the Oriolo del Fichi subzone. Sangiovese from Romagna is a completely different style than its neighbors to the south in Tuscany. What they offer is more simplicity, roundness and rich fruit. This is a great wine with classic “red sauce Italian” dishes, pizza or just a little cheese and crostini. We’ve been fans of this wine for a long time now and we think you’re gonna love it.

The details: 100% Sangiovese grown on the loamy soils of Oriolo del Fichi, just outside of Faenza. The wine is fermented in steel tank before aging a minium of six months in concrete tank before bottling with no fining or filtration.

This cheese is a delicious, full-flavored eating cheese. It began its life seven centuries ago in the Italian provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, part of Bologna and part of Mantua. Nature blessed this zone with the most idealistic cattle grazing land to create the unique milk from the “Zone Tripica”. The local cheese craftsmen took it from there, utilizing a totally natural process that has not changed for 700 years. No additives, no machinery, no gimmicks. Just sweet, fresh milk in its pristine state, the artisan’s ancient skills, and then nature’s own good time.

This Parmigiano Reggiano Stravecchio is aged a full 36 months. At this age, it has a deeper, golden color, and has even more crunchy crystals. Full and fruity with a slightly salty tang, this cheese goes marvelously with La Sabbiona “Rosso Della Torre”. The roundness and rich fruit flavors of this wine will bring out the savory fruitiness of this Parmigiano making it a perfect pair.