I've been holding off on the Passito

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

For those of you that have been keeping up, I am a fan of Sagrantino di Montefalco, which is an Italian wine, but as I found out, I am only a fan of the version called Passito which is wet and sweet. Now, the kicker is that it takes a lot more grapes to make the Passito version than the standard Secco (dry) version. This is duly reflected in the price as I was able to nab a bottle whereas the half-bottle of Passito cost more than the bottle of Secco from the same winemaker and bottler.

Now, I have been saving this bottle, but it's one that I am honestly and obviously going to drink on my own, but I am waiting for the perfect dish to have it with. Since it's red, I really can't do it injustice by having it with lighter foods, but I would note that the first one that I had was accompanied by dark chocolate. I have a mind to just get me some Reese's cups, put them in the freezer for half an hour and then just gorge out on chocolate wine like a pregnant woman.

One way or another, this bottle will not make it to Saturday.

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