Saturday, March 12, 2011

Finocchiona...Tuscan salami & A Super Tuscan...

Le magazine britannique DECANTER a décerné la cote maximale de 5 ***** étoiles à L'Orma 2006 de la maison Sette Ponti. 
« Un vin qui sent le soleil, bourré de fruit et avec des notes de violette », disent nos confrères anglais au sujet de cet assemblage de type bordeaux.

Sette Ponti orma 200h.jpg (150×200)


The province and city of Arezzo are located east of Siena, along the border of Marche. The DOC/DOCG of Chianti Colli Aretini falls within the Arezzo region which means that Sangiovese must make up at 75 to 100% of the grapes in the wine to be called Chianti DOCG by law.

Tenuta Sette Ponti

This famous wine house is located in the province of Arezzo, west of the city of Arezzo and about an hour south east of Florence. Owned by the very distinguished Antonio Moretti - a name synonymous with Florence and fashion – the estate has been in his family since his father purchased in from Princesses Margherita and Maria Cristina d’Aosta in 1950. Sette Ponti is named for the seven (sette) bridges (ponti) that cross the Arno River in the span between Arezzo and Florence. But wine is also just one piece of the Moretti empire which also includes, fashion, race horses, cattle and pigs raised in the production of rare Tuscan salami.

Orma Toscana IGT Bolgheri, 2005

A Super Tuscan, a blend of equal parts Cabernet Franc and Merlot with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon add structure. The aromas are intense red berry – orange peel, black cherries, and sweet smoky aromas. Full-bodied on the palate with silky fruit, spice, chocolate, tobacco and cedar and fine, drying tannins on the finish. This is a superb new offering from Bolgheri that promises to get better with age...

A Northern Italian tradition, Tuscan Fennel salami, or Finocchiona, is served at all Flourentine feasts.


Herby, peppery in bites and super fragrant (almost floral). This is a very earthy and rustic salami and tastes like it was made by hand and hard work. There’s a certain romance that comes with the thought of a small butcher creating such an item with pride, care and family tradition. I don’t want to know if the romance is imagined or real...

Charcuterie is pleasantly abundant in Montreal and this is a wonderful example.

Paired with a Super Tuscan is simply, 
Stuzzicante and Appetitoso...!

È la mia Musa 
quell'ultimo bagliore 
di sole, 
mentre il vento 
costella le ciglia 
di un mare 
il mio cuore vola 
a cogliere 
nel dolce sorriso 
della sera,