Movie & Wine Pairing


Borgo San Lorenzo 2016
Soave Classico DOC, Italy

High Society (1956)

What better to pair with a crisp and refreshing white than an elegant musical comedy? This film’s love triangle of a divorced socialite (Grace Kelly), her exhusband (Bing Crosby), and a tabloid reporter (Frank Sinatra) who converge on her Newport nuptials matches up perfectly with this wine’s hint of saltiness. Enjoy MGM’s gorgeous Technicolor remake of The Philadelphia Story, complete with terrific music by Cole Porter.


Soave is one of Italy’s best-known whites – Master of Wine Jancis Robinson says it “deserves the kind of acclaim white Burgundy gets.” Yours is from Borgo San Lorenzo, an estate that lies between the ancient Soave and Monteforte castles. This spot is also home to some of the oldest and very best vineyards around. Crafted from zingy, old-vine Garganega and delicate, nutty Trebbiano, the wine was also given extra contact with the grapes’ skins, adding further texture and complexity.


This deliciously fresh and fruity Soave comes courtesy of white wine maestro Maurizio Biscardo. His family have been making top-notch wines in the Veneto region since the end of the 18th century. And Maurizio is renowned for his quality-driven approach. Aside from making acclaimed northern Italian whites for his family’s estate, he lends his expertise as a consultant winemaker to other projects – and also loves working with local growers to promote the region’s wines.


WM_Maurizio-Biscardo_retouched_FLATSoave’s heartland is a small enclave of hills that produce the wines labeled ‘Classico.’ Vines grow on ‘tuffaceous’ (volcanic) soil, which gives a mineral streak to the wines. And as Wine Spectator notes, “the mix of Alpine and Mediterranean, with warm days and cool nights, produces wine that can be simultaneously rich and fresh – an easy-drinker that also brings some heft to the table.”


fish_trout_gourmetThis Soave Classico will delight with its complex flavors of citrus (pink grapefruit, lemons, and more), plus its distinct and refreshing minerality. And just like regular Soave, it will make a good pairing for seafood dishes like Venice’s famous baccalà (dried, salted cod) or baked stuffed red mullet. Borgo San Lorenzo will also be a great partner for dishes featuring pork, chicken, or duck.

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