Umbrian BBQThis 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!

Morellino by La Mozza

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.