Cerbaiona, Toscana IGT 2011
Diego and Nora Molinari started one of Italy’s great estates out of their backyard. Literally, they bought a dream home back in the 1970s in Montalcino which had some vineyards after Diego had success as a pilot and Nora was a flight attendant, that is romance. Their Brunello is one of the great wines in all of Italy. This wine is made from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sangiovese. It exists for selfish reasons. They wanted to mix things up for themselves and drink something else at the table other than the same wine every night. It’s a noble idea and hence the Toscana Rosso from Cerbaiona exists.