The SOMM Journal

August / September 2017

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64 { THE SOMM JOURNAL } AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 { rockies report } You could hardly pick a more appropriate venue for a luncheon to show- case higher-elevation wines from Italy than Frasca Food and Wine. After all, the renowned Friulian restaurant is located against the backdrop of the Rockies in Boulder, Colorado, where the staff knows a thing or two about elevated Italian pairings, pun intended. (And owners Bobby Stuckey, MS, and chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson have the James Beard Awards to prove it.) So recently, The Somm Journal joined Santa Margherita USA in doing just that—inviting prominent Denver/Boulder hospitality profes - sionals to Frasca to explore the portfolios of Kettmeir in Alto Adige and Chianti Classico estate Lamole di Lamole, both of which happen to obtain their best fruit from hillside vineyards roughly 1,000 to 2,000 feet above sea level. Colorado Wagyu ribeye with summer vegetables accom- panied Lamole di Lamole's Chianti Classicos. Heading for THE HILLS The Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico tasting included a 2012 Blue Label, 2013 Riserva and 2012 Gran Selezione. SANTA MARGHERITA USA TAKES ITS WINES TO THE ROCKIES by Ruth Tobias / photos by Kelly Shroad

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