The last bottle of our Monte Degli case, this 2011 Angeli Piemonte Pinot Noir escorted us into our weekend here in NJ. Looking back on the Monte Degli, I think it might be the only Pinot Noir I’ve ever had from Italy. As chronicled here, I have enjoyed many grapes from Italy but this isn’t one I’m likely to repeat.
We’d left this on the shelf, not to age it or anything so grand, but to see if absence would make the heart any fonder. I think the Angeli is best described as “adequate” and leaves us excited to try other–and better–wines currently on our shelf. Onward and upward, friends.