Ottawa, ON

November 2020

Matt’s review: A blend of 37% Sangiovese, 32% Merlot, and 31% Cabernet Sauvignon from Ruffino’s Poggio Casciano Estate, near the renowned Tuscan city of Florence. 2017 Modus shows juicy layers of dark fruits, plum, blackcurrant, mocha, sweet spices, cigar box, and leather. Inky with fine tannins, this bold and balanced Tuscan wine is ideally suited for enjoying now and over the next decade with braised dishes like rich Osso Buco or marinated and grilled hanger steak with bagna cauda pan sauce (the Northern Italian sauce of anchovies and garlic melted into butter and olive oil). A value-priced Super Tuscan I recommend buying by the case and enjoying 2020-2030. Tasted August 2020. 92 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

Available at LCBO – $29.95

Hanger Steak With Bagna Cauda Pan Sauce
Osso Buco