IL BRUCIATO (GUADO AL TASSO)
VIRTUAL WINE DINNER
Thursday, June 24
Please reserve by emailing
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$119 per couple
we regret that we cannot offer
single dinners for this event
Includes 2 bottles of wine.
Pick-up between 5-7 p.m.
Dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Guests will be provided with a Zoom link.
meatballs with mozzarella, pecorino,
marinara & basil
Avignonesi 2018 Toscana Cantaloro, Tuscany
Reale di Manzo
Slowly braised beef short ribs
served over creamy polenta
Antinori 2018 Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato, Tuscany
Crostata al Limoncello
homemade limoncello-infused tart
You may be wondering why the image we are using (above) to promote this wine dinner is a handful of rocks and soil.
That’s because there’s gold in that there dirt!
The image comes from the website of the Antionori family’s legendary Bogheri estate, Guado al Tasso, in the heart of Super Tuscany where some of the world’s greatest (and most highly rated) wines from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are produced.
You may know the Antinori family from wines like their iconic Chianti and their ground-breaking Tignanello, what many critics point to as the “original Super Tuscan” wine — a Tuscany wine made from international grape varieties (more on that later).
Back in the 1980s, they started making wine on their beautiful farm on the Tuscan coast in the same area where some of the earliest Super Tuscans were made. By the next decade, the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that they make there was already getting scores of 95+ from the world’s top wine critics.
But then in 2002, disaster struck. Challenges posed by an intensely rainy vintage prompted them not to release their famed Guado al Tasso. Instead, they decided to use the best grapes from the harvest for a second label, “Il Bruciato” (the “burned one”), a re-classified version of their top wine. It was only supposed to be made from that vintage. But the wine — a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah — was such a hit with enthusiasts and wine writers that it became part of the Antinori family of wines.
It’s not a cheap date: You’ll note that for this Thursday’s virtual wine dinner, we are including two instead of three bottles of wine. That’s because the Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato is one of the most expensive wines on our list. The trade off is less wine but one of Italy’s most critically acclaimed Super Tuscans for dinner this week.
Oh and the other wine, you ask? It’s a Super Tuscan, too. But you’ll have to join this week’s call to find out more!
We’re looking forward to sharing Super Tuscany with you this week! Thank you for your continued support!