Giulio Gambelli, the great master of Sangiovese, brought about a rebirth and transformation of Toscana’s noble varietal and ushered in a golden age of wine making in Italy. When others were taking short cuts or producing international, modern-style wines that won top scores, Gambelli spent sixty-six harvests steadfastly championing traditional Sangiovese. His approach and techniques encapsulate the true flavors of Toscana through his work at some of Italy’s greatest estates.
Join us on the evening of October 24th as we explore a range of legendary Brunello producers, some of Gambelli’s greatest works of art! All of the wines come directly from Babbo’s cellar. This is a rare opportunity to taste impeccable bottlings of some of the finest monovarietal Sangiovese ever produced. Highlights include the 2005 Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino, along with Montalcino’s “First-Growth” Brunellos: 2007 Poggio di Sotto and 1999 Case Basse Soldera Riserva. We’ll be showcasing a Super Tuscan as well, the 2006 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte! Inspired by the cuisine of the region, Chef Frank Langello has written a 7-course menu to complement the vintages.
Crostini di Fegatini
Ferrari “Riserva del Fondatore” Trento Brut 2001
Sformato di Funghi Selvatici con Parmigiano
Lisini “Ugolaia” Brunello di Montalcino 2007
Ravioli con Cavolo Nero Ragu
Montevertine “Le Pergole Torte” 2006
Pici alla Cacciatore
Biondi-Santi “Il Greppo” Brunello di Montalcino 2005
Costoletta di Cinghiale
Soldera “Case Basse” Brunello di Montalcino, Riserva 1999
Formaggio di Toscana
Poggio di Sotto, Brunello di Montalcino 2007
Olive Oil Cake and Gelato – Montevertine Olive Oil + NaCl/
Biscotti and Cookies
Tenuta di Bibbiano “San Lorenzo”
Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2010
Please join us on Monday, November 14th for a decadent evening of Alba white truffles, paired with the incomparable wines of Bruno Giacosa. The evening includes multiple courses of Barolo and Barbaresco, including the sought after Red Label Riservas!
WHAT IS VINTAGE BABBO?
On select Monday evenings, we invite Italian wine lovers to join us for a special tasting menu paired with the best vintage wines from the depths of our cellar. Unlike many restaurant wine dinners, these are not distributor-sponsored events featuring “current-release” wines. The allure of Vintage Babbo is that it’s a personal expression of the restaurant; an opportunity for us to dig deep into our cellar (as much as it may sometimes hurt to see these wines leave); and an excuse to share the best of the best with our customers.