Savour the fruition of a successful collaboration that combines the distinction of two historic wine producing terroirs in Tuscany – Chianti and Montepulciano. 50&50 is a wine sprung from a friendship, binding the owners of Avignonesi in Montepulciano and Capannelle in Chianti Classico, and their common desire to strive for excellence with their wines.
50&50 is an even blend of Sangiovese and Merlot – a flawless marriage featuring full bodied flavours and tannins from the former, enriches with elegance, softness and depth from the latter. Since its creation in 1988, 50&50 has become monumental to the winemaking style of premium Tuscan wines throughout the nineties and the new millennium.
For one night only on 10 October, be enthralled by the brilliance of 50&50 and other distinctive vintages, proudly presented by Avignonesi, paired seamlessly with the five-course dinner immaculately curated by Head Chef Marco Guccio.
The exclusive evening will commence with pass-around of canapés and refreshing Col Dorato Rose Brut NV at the Terrace Lounge, overlooking the breathtaking views of the Marina Water Front.
Hosted by Chen Xi, Asia Manager of Avignonesi, the dinner begins with seafood galore of poached calamari, red prawns, white clams and Tuscan ‘panzanella’ with 12 years aged balsamic vinegar. This antipasto is perfectly paired with Il Marzocco Chardonnay 2013, an elegant bouquet of gardenia and fresh aromas of citron, pineapple and lemon peel, with a round and long, fragrant, flinty finish.
The pasta course presents the house-made tagliatelle with braised veal cheek ragout, dry porcini topped with grated Castelmagno cheese. This hearty dish is paired with the brilliant Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2013, a vintage bursting with notes of bright, red fruits, dried violets and hints of savory spice.
The star of the evening is the succulent lamb shoulder sous-vide at 56 degrees celsius served with butternut pumpkin purée and seasonal Autumn vegetables. This full flavoured mains is paired with the acclaimed 50&50 Toscana IGT 2004, an excellent blend of 50% Sangiovese and 50% Merlot. The 2004 vintage is an epitome of harmony and elegance, boosting aromas of cola, sweet spice, root beer, clove, toast and forest fruit.
Relish in the exquisite pleasure of honey mousse, Iranian saffron cremeux, raspberry jelly and almond sponge. This sweet delight is paired with Vin Santo di Montepulciano 2001 – a perfect balance between the acidity and sweetness compliments with a sensual finish.
The Avignonesi wine dinner is available on 10 October, 7pm. The dinner is priced at SGD128++ per person.
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