Category Archives: Terreno Chianti Classico

Something to Celebrate

We don’t often eat steak at our house, but Michele had bought these two recently so we decided to make a classic meat and potatoes dinner to celebrate our first meeting — 52 years ago!


Brut Methode Traditional 2018 made from 100% Gringet, an endemic grape variety of Savoie France Domaine Belluard. The vineyard is at 450 meters and the exposure is south. The soil is chalky of the Chablais mountains: little stones. Glacier sediments: yellow marls. Hand-operate harvest. There is a very soft pressing of the grapes. Traditional vinification with alcoholic and malolactic fermentation with native bacteria and yeast. 60% of the vinification is carried out in egg-shaped concrete vat. Rough filtration on egg whites. The wine has floral notes, pleasant fruity aromas and flavors with a slight hint of minerality. The winery is located in the heart of the valley of the Arve between Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc.

IMG_3782To go with the wine, some smoked salmon

IMG_3784Smoked salmon with cream cheese on pumpernickel

IMG_3770Steak in the frying pan

Potatoes ready to roast, dressed with olive oil, salt and pepper

Broccoli Rabe sauteed with garlic

The plate

Chianti Classico Riserva 1997 Terreno made from Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine was aged for two years in oak barrels and one year in bottle before release. The wine has hints of black cherries, cooked fruit with a touch of violets and an undertone of spice.

Roasted Chestnuts

Some homemade cookies and an espresso for dessert


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