15 Apr
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Cube’s Weekly Wine Pick: 2010 San Lazzaro Rosso Piceno “Podere 72”

Cube's Weekly Wine Pick: 2010 poderi San lazzaro "podere 72"

Region: Marche | Varietal: Montepulciano / Sangiovese  | Price: $40

Poderi San Lazzaro is a small, relatively new winery in Offida, Marche.  They only grow 3 grapes: Montepulciano, Sangiovese, and Pecorino.  And from these 3 grapes they only make 4 wines.  It’s a family operation that has been making wine for centuries before they decided to produce wine commercially in 2003.  This wine, “Podere 72,” gets its name from the lot number where the grapes were originally taken.

Rosso Piceno and Rosso Conero are two Italian wine regions in Marche that few have heard of but most will like.  They are similar to Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, but normally with less heft and a more mineral backbone due to the calcareous soil.  “Podere 72” is a beautiful, mid-weight introduction to the aforementioned regions and could easily become one of your every week drinkers.  It is by far one of our most popular wines at the restaurant because of its extraordinary quality to price ratio.

To check out our all Italian wine menu and our lunch, dinner and cheese menus, click HERE.

Happy Drinking,
David

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