Melodia del Vino – 100% locally sourced: special event menus

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Wines in the Festival | No Comments

Music, magic and top quality local produce: this is what the Melodia del Vino festival is all about. From 26th June to 6th July, this event will see the best international classical musicians performing at wine producing estates across Tuscany.  

This festival has a strong connection with the local region and manages to perfectly combine classical music with top quality Tuscan food and wine. It’s no coincidence that the specially created Melodia del Vino menus are bursting with guaranteed seasonal, locally sourced and ethically produced dishes.   

Please find below a list of the delicacies which will seduce your taste buds during the festival:

1) CANTINA ANTINORI
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Selection of pecorino cheese and chutneys 
Selection of Tuscan bread and flat bread (‘schiacciate’)
Selection of Tuscan ham, traditional and fennel salami
Toasted bread drizzled with extra virgin olive oil (‘fettunta’) and bruschetta

VINI
Scabrezza Toscana IGT 2013
 Scabrezza is made using Pinot Bianco grapes from the Monteloro Vineyard in the hills near Fiesole. It is a fragrant and fruity wine with more than a hint of white blossom and yellow fruit which combine to create a pleasantly fresh taste.
Pèppoli Chianti Classico DOCG 2011
Pèppoli is a Chianti Classico made using Sangiovese grapes with a little Merlot and Syrah from the vineyard of the same name. It’s left to mature in large barrels, while 10% is matured in small barriques. It is left to mature for a further nine months in the bottle.    

 

2) CANTINA PETRA
Mediterranean Menu, created by Pasquale Torrente
Bread, butter and anchovies
Deep fried pizza
Caponatina (mixed vegetable dish)

WINES
Petra
Petra Alto 2009 Igt Toscana rosso Magnum – This wine is confirmation of the great sense of balance created by this vineyard and has a strong local feel. 100% Sangiovese.
Petra Quercegobbe 2010 Igt Toscana rosso Magnum – A wine which manages to be both elegant and vigorous, underlining the strength of this region. 100% Merlot.
Petra 2010 Igt Toscana rosso Magnum – A perfectly elegant combination of Merlot and Cabernet. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

3) CASTELLO BANFI
MENUA selection of bruschetta, focaccia, panzanella (bread salad), pappa al pomodoro (a tomato and bread soup), a selection of hams and salami with cheese (parmigiano flakes and pecorino).

VINI
La Pettegola Vermentino 2013 – Toscana IGT This Vermentino is both rich and delicate, with hints of apricot and grapefruit, and Mediteranean flowers and spices. Full-flavoured and lively on the palate, it makes an excellent aperitivo wine and can also be enjoyed with fish or vegetable dishes.
Cum Laude 2011 – Toscana IGT
 This Supertuscan wine has a blackcurrant, plum jam and cheery aroma which mingles with elements of liquorice, black olives and tobacco. Perfect to drink with soups made from pulses, as well as grilled meat and medium-mature cheeses.

4) ROCCA DI MONTEMASSI
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“Frisino” cheese with red grapes
Bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil produced at “Tenuta Rocca di Montemassi”
Courgette flan
Potato flan
Tuscan salami
Soft schiacciata (flat bread) with rosemary
Watermelon and melon

VINI
Calasole 2012 Vermentino 100% – Maremma Toscana
This wine is bright yellow in colour with intense flavours of white blossom, citrus and Mediterranean herbs. It is a fresh tasting wine, ideal with shrimp and seafood from the Maremma coast.
Le Focaie 2012 Sangiovese 100% – Maremma Toscana
This is a harmonious ruby red wine which has hints of cherry and fruits of the forest. Best tasted with traditional Tuscan dishes.5) ROCCA DI FRASSINELLO
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Typical Tuscan dishes: hams and salami, cheeses and bruschetta.

 VINIPoggio alla Guardia 2010 IGT Maremma Toscana
this wine has a strong, spicy personality and is easy to drink.
Ornello 2010 IGT Maremma Toscana
This wine was created to pay homage to the Maremma ‘butteri’ (cowherds) who, with their elegant strength, have come to symbolise the region. This is a full-bodied, rich wine which is also has an elegant freshness typical to Rocca di Frassinello wines.
Vermentino 2013 DOC Maremma Toscana 
The best of a vineyard on the Tuscan coast, this wine has a balanced flavour which is both strong and persistent.

6) ISOLA D’ELBA
 The Consortium for the Protection of Elba Island Wines and its network of wine producers present a selection of wines which are 100% grown and produced on the island. The DOC white wines, Procanico, Ansonica and Vermentino, the DOC red Sangiovese and the historic DOCG Aleatico passito wine made from naturally dried grapes.
 Elba has been producing wines for thousands of years. In the nineteenth century the entire island was covered in over 5000 hectares of vineyards. Today, many inaccessible vineyards have been abandoned and the focus has switched to quality. 300 hectares are dedicated to grape growing on the island and a total of one million bottles are produced.    

 

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