This instantly became our go to pizza wine when we first tried it. Bright red cherry notes are intertwined with strawberry liqueur, dried thyme, nasturtium and black peppercorns. The palate is juicy and mineral forward with a touch of velvet tannins on the finish. Fruity, herbal and peppery flavor persists and are just begging to be paired with red based sauces.
Additional Notes from Strade Bianche:
"Il Molinaccio's four hectare farm is located due east of Montepulciano in the small hamlet of Cervognano. The winemaker Alessando Sartini learned winemaking from his grandfather Adamo Fanetti, the founder of the Vino Nobile appellation. Alessandro started making wine to sell commercially eight years ago with a vision to produce high quality wine by first growing healthy and vibrant grapes. Alessandro is in the vineyard daily tending the vines to ensure that his grapes express the unique flavors and nuances of the region. He farms organically and grows Sangiovese with a little bit of Merlot and Alicante. The estate purifies its own well water and makes it water self-sufficient. Solar panels cover all the estate’s energy needs.