Sangiovese and a bit of Fellini

Montetauro Colli Di Rimini Sangiovese

We bought a bottle of this wine in Bologna for a picnic in our room one evening. The color was a deep purple and smelled like ripe figs with an earthy undertone. (Actually, my notes say“ripe figs and meat”.”) The wine was acidic with a medium finish. It was a pleasant wine with food but by itself it may be too acidic for some tastes. We drank it with Italian cheeses and some good crusty bread, which complemented each other nicely.

Podere Vecciano sangiovese

It was interesting to that learn this wine is from Rimini (bottled or produced?), a town and province on the Adriatic Sea in Italy. We didn’t make it there this trip, but it’s high on our list because it’s where Federico Fellini was born and raised.  He’s one of my favorite directors and his film I Vitteloni is one of my favorites. It’s a 1953 post-war comedy about five 20-something guys aimlessly living their lives in a small town and hoping to escape. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

I Vitteloni

At the Costume Party


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