Our tasting began with Spumante Particolare Brut (a medium textured, Sparkling Tuscan with yellow and green hues, a perfect balance between the acidity and sugar content, and scents of white fruit and light floral) and Spumante Particolare Brut Rose (a medium textured, soft pink Sparkling Tuscan with complex, but well balanced taste, and a fragrant, fruity scent). Then we moved on to whites and sampled the Montecarlo DOC Bianco (a combination of Pinot Bianco, Trebbiano Toscano, Sauvignon, and Semillon e Roussanne varietals; this medium textured wine had notes of cherry and a fruity and vivacious taste), Vermentino Montecarlo DOC (made from 100% Vermentino and crisp in flavor with medium texture and intense floral scent), and the Vasario IGT Toscana (made from 100% Pinot Bianco, well-structured, balanced, and smooth with notes of flowers, fruits, and spices).
With each sample, I fell more in love with the wine produced at Buonamico and wished we lived nearby so we could purchase bottles throughout the year. During the tasting, we had the privilege of meeting the owner of the winery, Eugenio Fontana, who was warm, down to earth, and passionate about making outstanding wine and olive oil to enjoy with cuisine crafted from the incredibly fresh ingredients Tuscany has to offer. Immediately following the tasting we enjoyed a light lunch consisting of cured meats, a variety of cheeses, olives, cherry tomatoes, and Tuscan bread with olive oil made on the premises. Served on the terrace overlooking the rolling hills of the Tuscan wine country, everything was presented with care and fulfilled our craving for a delectable meal. As we ate, we debated which bottles to purchase since we wanted to buy all of them, but could only take so much with us at the time.