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Unforgettable Food and Wine at Castello delle Regine

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I’m in the beautiful region of Umbria in Italy preparing for the first Umbria for #winelovers event that will take place in the next few days in Terni. It’s a great opportunity to discover the local food and wine culture of one of the most exciting Italian wine regions.

Today I had the opportunity to visit Castello delle Regine, a local winery making good to excellent Umbrian wines. All proven by the very good (and consistent) level of quality at the 2 comprehensive 2001 to 2006 vertical tastings of the 100% Sangiovese and the 100% Merlot. My favorite vintages were the 2001, 2002 and 2004 for the Sangiovese and the 2001 and 2005 for the Merlot. All showing great potential for a good pairing with food.

To test this we headed to the winery’s own Restaurant Podernovo for lunch. A meal with lots of different dishes (see below) where all the meat which came from the winery’s cow farm. Simply delicious ingredients and fantastic wine lunch that has again confirmed how amazing Italy can be when it comes to fantastic food and wine experiences.

Ristorante Podernovo

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Ristorante Podernovo

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Vertical Tasting at Castello delle Regine

Castello delle Regine Owner Paolo Nodari

Ristorante Podernovo

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Cows at Castello delle Regine

Cows at Castello delle Regine

Written by andrerib

February 13, 2013 at 0:54

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  1. What fabulous pictures Andre. They really capture where you are.

    Colin Smith

    February 14, 2013 at 18:19

    • Thank you Colin! It’s a pleasure to share them. I’m glad you like them.

      andrerib

      February 15, 2013 at 16:24

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