Italy in 2005

Michael Scott's Photos: Day Six

Montalcino & Brunello wines

These photos are from

October 4

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And the rest:

September 29

September 30
Two Bergamos
October 1
Our Tuscan villa
October 2
Sunday market
October 3
Wine & Kate's surprise
October 6
San Gimignano
& Siena
October 7

October 8
Back to Milan

Today Kate and Sandy went to San Gimignano while the rest of us went in two vans with hired drivers to the Montalcino area where Brunello wines are produced. These wines are made with a specific Sangiovese clone. In the morning we went to Altesina where we had a delightful guide. She was soon to head to New York and Melanie and I tried to find out more about her but it seems she has a boyfriend. The tasting was with a lot of food chose to work well with the wines and to suffice for lunch. Lots of fun! We then stopped in Montalcino for coffee and then went to Biondi-Santi for more Brunello. Some reports are that this is where the Brunello style was developed. We ate at the villa again with Mimi cooking.