As we continue to crank out soul-warming French Bistro fare here at Bar Boulud, I thought it would be fun to jump continents over to Italy. After all, a good, robust Italian Red is delicious with French cuisine, from Coq au Vin to Cassoulet.
That said, we’ll stick to French grapes this week, pouring a Super Tuscan from Bolgheri. These Bordeaux-blends from the rolling Tuscan hills are famous amongst many wine lovers: Ornellaia is a name well-known all over the world. They make a wonderful second wine, however, from their younger vines; it is this that we’ll be pouring this week. Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia 2016 is predominately Merlot, but rounded out with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot. This is the kind of wine that certainly has aging potential, but is also immensely pleasurable in its youth.
Big depth of fruit and spice; silky tannin and broad smoothness. Out of Methuselah, this will have an intense freshness and will only get better a few days in. Come have a glass (or two)!
ALLL WEEK LONG
Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia,
Poured from a 6-Liter Methuselah