This December we wanted to BBQ with the Pesce family, our adopted Italian family, in Umbria. Beautiful cuts of locally-raised pork, fresh vegetables, a grill perfectly lit, with the coals precisely at the right temperature… and then came the RAIN!
Thank goodness there’s not much that can spoil a dinner like this- especially when there’s plenty of good wine (and good humor) to go around. That night we enjoyed a bottle of friendly Sangiovese- based blend: the Morellino di Scansano from La Mozza winery. It’s fleshy, showy, and loaded with ripe red and black fruits. There is a subtle smoky element running throughout- which would have been perfect with BBQ, should the weather have cooperated! This was by far the best BBQ we never had.