Braised lamb shanks, brussel sprout slaw
Winter braises require wines that cut through the richness of meat especially the stickiness of lamb.
Both these wine have savoury tannins that sit well with the sweetness of the lamb meat.
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Villa Locatelli Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso 2014
THE WINE'S STORY
Angoris Villa Locatelli is steeped in history. In order to thank him for his service in the 30 Years War, Locatelli Locatelli was given 300 fields in an area of Cormòns known as “Langoris” by then Emperor Ferdinand III in 1648. At the time this area of Friuli was part of the Hapsburg Empire. From this time on Tenuta di Angoris became a retreat for the royalty and èlite from throughout the Hapsburg Empire. Villa Locatelli, which still dominates the estate, became a symbol of quality and hospitality and the wines that came from the estate made their way across the royal courts of Europe. Over three centuries later it is still regarded as one of the most prestigious wineries in Friuli.
This ancient varietal is indigenous to Friuli region just north of Venice, and continues to be a very popular red wine because of its light, juicy and fresh style.
Made from 100% Refosco grapes it is deep garnet in colour with lightly perfumed nose. Blueberry underpinnings. ample smoke and earth notes are backed up cherry and spice character.
THE WINE'S STORY
One of the stand out producers of Piedmont who brilliantly combines the old and new worlds of wine. Since he was a teen, Luciano Sandrone wanted to be a winemaker. He began his career as a cellar-man working in the historic Marchesi di Barolo estate, saving his money until he could afford to buy his first parcel of land in Cannubi Boschis in 1977. Cleaning out his savings to buy this land, Sandrone made his wines at home in his parents' garage, quietly working and revising his techniques until he caught the wine world's attention in 1989 and 1990 with great critical attention. Since then, nothing has slowed down for Sandrone, and it would seem that neither he nor his fans would want it to.
Often referred to, as fruit with guts the 15 Dolcetto is subtle with cherry, blue plum and anise. Medium bodied with complex hints of earth and minerals.