|The last lilacs of the season.|
About a month ago I received my somewhat considerable order of sustainable and biodynamic wines from my favourite wine shop in NYC, and since then have been exercising immense control to not immediately consume them, at least till I can make another order! After a beautiful day of planting everything from Thai basil, lavender, cosmos and purple broccoli, I was eager for a leisurely evening but knew I was in for an intense one as the Rangers were taking on the Capitols in the pivotal playoff game 7. I perused my wine bar rack for a hearty and energetic bottle, and enthusiastically popped open Colli della Murgia Selvato 2008. Founded in 1986 by Franco Ventricelli and Francesco Valentino Dibenedetto, Colli della Murgia is a family owned estate that focuses its production on indigenous Italian grapes. With a desire to revitalize mostly unknown Italian grapes such as Fiano Minutolo and produce high quality, innovative wines consistent with the land; the winery has developed unconventional agricultural and oenological practices, with a focus on organic and biodynamic production.