Tuesday, March 3, 2009
There are few winemakers who are as well respected as Giovanni Manetti from Fontodi in Panzano, the heart of the Chianti Classico region. He is known for his encyclopedic knowledge of wine as well as for his warmth and charm. While we’ve tended to present more traditionally made wines (Fontodi is considered somewhat modern in style), Fontodi wines are exceptionally well made, from one of Chianti’s oldest and finest wine valleys.
We’ll arrange tables so that we’ll be able to chat, dine and taste with Giovanni Manetti. The standard of “modern wine style” has evolved in recent years, and we’ll have a chance to hear about how he sees this changing profile.
We will be tasting the following Fontodi wines:
2005 Chianti Classico DOCG
1998 Flaccianello della Pieve
1999 Vigna del Sorbo
Chef Canales will offer a special prix fixe menu:
Bitter greens and Tuscan-style pigeon liver crostino
Polenta with rabbit ragù
Charcoal-grilled wild fennel, olive, and pork belly sausage braised with chestnut honey
Vin santo and biscotti for dessert
prix fixe, with wine flight
For reservations please call 510-547-5356 or reserve online