Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Tavola in Tramonti-Tenuta San Francesco

Per Eva

Every year around March, Gaetano Bove throws a party.  He throws a party to show his love for his territory...his Tramonti...his Campania  And this year's celebration was no different.

The cantina of Tenuta San Francesco was where friends and family gathered for una grande festa.  We celebrated over a lunch that included true Campanian home cooking such as pasta and fagioli, sauage and friarielli, and barbecue spare ribs. We celebrated with salami, cheeses, and prosciutto.  And we also celebrated over glasses of wine that I have enjoyed many times over various occasions (here and here...and here).  Wines such a  Tramonti Bianco 2010 and 2009...a celebration of Campania's Falanghina, Biancolella, and Pepella.  Per Eva 2009, celebrating his wife Eva as well as Genestra, Falanghina and Pepella. The celebration continued with the reds...Aglianico, Piedirosso, and Tintore celebrating in a glass of Tramonti Rosso 2008 and 4 Spine Riserva 2007.  E'Iss..Gaetano's 100% Tintore showed up to the party as well.

A warm sunshine called us outside to continue the celebration with music, dancing, and desserts. It was at this point that I noticed Gaetano with a couple of additions to the Tenuta San Francesco family.  Two bottles of grappa; Tintore and Ginestra.

A sip or two to help with the digestion, and it was time to leave the celebration.  This party where, once again, I witnessed up close and personal the spirit of a region called Campania.

Tenuta San Francesco
Via Sofilciano, 18
Tramonti (Sa)
089/876748
www.vinitenutasanfrancesco.it

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