Le Quattro Stagioni From Conte Ottavio Piccolomini

So what do you do when you get a bottle of Italian wine as a gift?  You open it up and order pizza of course!!  And that is exactly what we did.  This wine hails from Piemonte (Northern Italy) were some of the most well-known wines come from.  It has a medium intensity with notes of plum, strawberry, tobacco and peppercorn.  The overall taste is mellow and smooth with pleasing tannins and balanced acidity.  The finish was medium long and very nice.  This is also a nice drinking wine.  When we paired it with the antipasti salad it really brought out the licorice in the wine. Overall a very nice wine for pairing with Italian food – of course, or even just for drinking.  I give this wine a strong 3 out of 5 glasses.

About myredwineguys

My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!
This entry was posted in Italian Red's and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.