Carpineta Fontalpino’s Do Ut Des 2011 from Tuscany is a beautiful blend of 34% Merlot, 33% Sangiovese and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon. Do ut Des is Latin for “I give that you might give” focusing on the importance of gift giving. This vintage is medium-bodied and full of ripe and intense berry notes focusing on blueberry, cranberry and ripe cherry. A seductive mouth-feel with hints of mocha and lingering notes of dried cherries.
Food pairing: Pistachio and porcini mushroom crusted lamb loin with a celeriac purée