Monte Degli Angeli Piemonte Pinot Noir 2011

All week I’ve been sipping my way through a bottle of the Monte Degli Angeli Piemonte Pinot Noir 2011, a great little find that comes to us all the way from the hills of Italy.  Last night it accompanied a great homemade pizza, covered by farmer’s market mozzarella cheese and some great fixin’s, and cooked to perfection.

The wine was spot on for such a meal…not quite like the American pinots we often favor from California, but really fun.  Easy to drink, nice smell, and smooth down your gullet.  The Monte Degli Angeli Piemonte is made in Mombaruzzo, Italy, and I’m looking forward to the next bottle already.  Lucky enough to have grabbed a case of these and they will not disappoint!  Here’s what the winemaker offers:

“A fresh fruit flavor gives to this wine elegance and class.  The aging six months in barrel increases the structure.  Color is ruby red with medium intensity.  Serve with roast beef and seasoned cheeses.”

We’ll have it with far more than just roast beef and cheese–tomorrow trying it with pasta and will keep you all posted on our findings.

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