When: Saturday April 23rd
Time: 2:00pm

Located in Maremma, in the southwest portion of Tuscany, Montecucco is Tuscany and Italy's newest DOCGH (the highest level of quality in Italian wine).  Montecucco is adjacent to Montalcino, so if you love Brunello di Montalcino, you will love Montecucco (at half the price!).

Dave Eckert, host and creator of Culinary Travels with Dave Eckert and regular contributor to Kansas City Chowtown will be our guide to Montecucco.  Eckert traveled to the region last September and tasted close to 100 Montecucco wines.  These eight wines we will be tasting are Eckert's favorites from the trip.

Tenuta L'Impostino
Montecucco '11
Santa Marta Salustri
Montecucco '12
Montesalario
Montecucco '11
Poggio Al Gello Rosso "Del Gello"
Montecucco '11
Colle Massari Montecucco
Riserva '13
Perazzeta Montecucco
Riserva '11
Parmoleto Montecucco
Riserva '11
Il Boschetto Montecucco
Riserva '11

Cost is $40 per guest, includes wine tasting led by Dave and light snacks to compliment. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 816-842-2660.