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.