That’s Amore!

We had bratwurst for dinner last night and I thought sausage=fairly light red wine.  So I pulled a bottle of the 2005 Camellia Cellars Sangiovese from the basement.  I probably should have had a beer…it seems like a more natural match with bratwurst, but a you know by now, wine is my thing, so wine it was.  I purchased the wine at Camellia Cellars on one of last year’s CA trips but I can’t remember what I paid, it had a real cork closure, and clocked in at 13.3% alcohol by volume.

On the nose I found strawberries, red cherries, raspberries, spice, milk chocolate, pencil lead, and flowers.  In the mouth I got bright red fruit, strawberries, red cherries, spice, and red berries.  Overall, I found the wine to be bright and juicy with great acidity.  I think this would make an excellent pizza wine and I will be serving my second bottle with one of my homemade pizzas.

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6 Responses

  1. Hello, thanks for the frequent visits to my blog!

    I just thought of dropping by to say thanks! :)

  2. With all the wines out on the market, none have been as food friendly and enjoyable as the Trecini wines. I got hooked by their 2006 Syrah. Since then I have tried all their wines but now I’m in love with their Rockpile Zinfandel. Smooth and full of flavors. In the blind tasting parties I bring it to, it’s always wins as the favorite. I can hardly wait to see what they do with their Pinot in October

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    I just got back from a blind tasting party and discovered the wines from Trecini. They are wonderful. If you haven’t heard about them, you are missing out. They are a small winery in northern California and their wine is really good.

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    I just had the Rockpile Zin from Trecini and it was outstanding! Not high in alcohol like so many of the other wineries that use the Rockpile grapes. This was perfectly delicious.

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    Finally a merlot that tastes like a great merlot should taste. I just discovered Trecini Merlot and it was the best Merlot I’ve ever tasted. They definetly know how to make great wine.

  3. Mmmmmm Brats. I agree that most times I immediately think beer when Its Bratwurst time. As for a wine to serve with them I usually serve a white. Something that is very crisp with good acidity to cut and compliment the greasy goodness of the brats. If the wine has an apple finish all the better. If you can find a gerwertztraminer that isn’t overly sweet it’s a perfect match I think.

    InJoy
    John

  4. Actually a sauvignon Blanc would be very tasty with Brats!Check out the sauvignon!

  5. No problem DC!

    At winosphere and branda-thanks, I’ll have to give them a shot with a dry white…I don’t think I’ve done that yet!

  6. The sauvignon is almost like a chardonnay but a tad sweeter and crispier!You will love it.I had a wine party at a restaurant nad it was quite successful using Trecini wines.try them you will like them!

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