Wine of the Day: La Palazzetta ‘Trio From Montalcino’ 10-27-16

La Palazzetta 'Trio From Montalcino

La Palazzetta ‘Trio From Montalcino

Here’s a taste of the real Italy, three wines you might find by the glass or bottle at the quaintest ristorante in Tuscany. La Palazzetta’s Flavio Fanti wastes no resources on fancy websites, marketing, or Bordeaux barrels. Instead, he makes honest wine from the southern end of the Montalcino DOC in the tiny village of Castelnuovo dell’ Abate. Fanti farms his family’s 45 acres organically, and his winemaking style, which seeks finesse over extraction, matches the area’s delicateness. Balanced, perfumed, and representative of place, La Palazzetta impresses us each year. And all of these wines are ready to enjoy today, at prices you’d also expect to find in Italy. –Daniel

Flavio Fanti La Palazzetta Sant’ Antimo, Tuscany 2015 750ML ($14.95) Buy Now: $11.90 special

Flavio Fanti La Palazzetta Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany 2014 750ML ($19.95) Buy Now: $16 special

Flavio Fanti La Palazzetta Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany 2011 750ML ($39.95) Buy Now: $36 special