Quite simply one of the most interesting wines we have ever tried from Italia, Caruso is, to use an unusual descriptor, visionary. Antonio “Il Maestro” Sanguineti has brought together three of his closest friends from across Italia–Giuseppe Lonardi in Valpolicella (North), Alessandro Bocci in Toscana (Central), and Giuseppe Martorana in Sicilia (South), to make a single wine from the three major zones of Italia. Perhaps best described as a “SuperItalian,” it is a “baby Amarone” meets “baby SuperTuscan” meets Sicilian Nero d’Avola. Wow!
The 2007 Caruso is a rare blend of noble grapes from all corners of Italy; the Veneto, Tuscany, Sicily and Piedmont. This wine is an opaque deep ruby-black with fragrant aromas of tea leaves, dried raspberries, cherries, and white pepper The palate is washed by smooth but bold tannins a long linger finish with hints of anise and spice brightened by lively acidity.
Filet mignon, grilled Portobello mushrooms with balsamic, and veal scallopini.