Today we traveled over the dirt roads and into the hills of Montalcino until we stopped at Casato Prime Donne for our next wine tasting experience. It is lovely winery set far off of the beaten track. Around the vineyards are large art pieces that have struck the fancy of the owner. It is a lovely place to visit and we all wished we could just stay there for a few days.
The luncheon and wine tasting was another trip to a perfect paradise of tastes, smells and sights if you enjoy great wines and wonderful Italian salamis, cheeses and oils (oh so good!). It took place in a gorgeous setting in an old restored farmhouse set in the hills of Tuscany. The olive groves border the property on one side and the grapevines traverse the hills on the other side.
The first serving was a type of egg and potato tortilla with Pecorino cheese, Italian prosciutto, Italian salami and fresh Tuscan bread. There were fresh sweet peas right from the farm that were a special surprise for our palette; nothing like the frozen peas from the super market! Then came the first of the wines and the explanation of the excellent Brunello wine.
After the second wine tasting, out came the toasted bread and the wonderful full-bodied olive oils. All of them were full-flavored with beautiful hues of light green. We all decided to return to the shop and purchase tins of oils to bring home. Many of us also bought wines from this ancient vineyard and all of us enjoyed the sunny afternoon on the breezy hills in Tuscany.
Have you ever tasted Brunello wine? Tell us about it in the comments!