The 9 guests were a group of American women living in Naples and the wives of the American military forces abroad.
The lunch menu was created by Diana Lenzi to enhance the four Fattoria di Petroio wines presented.
As well as a general introduction to Fattoria di Petroio and the family who own and manage it, each wine was presented and explained to the guest as each of the various courses were served.
The Wines and Menu were as follows:
Poco Rosso 2017 served nicely chilled as an aperitive with toasted salted almonds, prunes wrapped in bacon and grilled, green olives, and taralli.
Poggio al Mandorlo 2016 was accompanied by three crostini: Tuscan home made chicken liver pate, fettunta with freshly pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2018 harvest, and soft oven warmed bread with sage & olive oil cannellini beans
Chianti Classico 2015 nicely pared with the main dish, Gnocchi di Semolina alla Romana & home made meat sauce.
Chianti Classico Riserva 2014 complimented the rich wheatless Dark Chocolate Hazelnut cake and vanilla ice cream.
Gran Selezione Poggio ai Grilli 2015 was introduced with a reading of the story behind the wine as told be Diana Lenzi. It was not part of the wines tasted but presented with the possibility to order it as well as any of the other wines and the new olive oil presented.
The women were all invited to come to visit Petroio in the future.