Italian Winery Profile: Castello di Bossi

Castello di BossiWith a history dating back to the 9th century AD, the Castello di Bossi estate has evolved with the times. A dynamic team leads the estate and never shies from technological innovation, while remaining true to the terroir of Chianti. It is this balance that has been a key part of Marco Bacci’s vision as he has brought Castello di Bossi to the highest ranks of international wine. (In the last 10 years, Marco has added two properties to his holdings: Renieri in Montalcino and Terre di Talamo in the Morellino di Scansano appellation.) The Bossi Castle is located in the town of Castelnuovo Berardenga, the southernmost appellation of Chianti Classico, amid evergreen woods and long rows of vines. With his brother Maurizio, Marco is creating high-quality wines from some of the top Tuscan appellations. Following in his father's footsteps, Marco's son Jacopo joined the company in 2004. First involved on the production side, Jacopo has come to be especially active in the US and Asian markets. Click here for more information about the Castello di Bossi winery.
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Italian Wine Feast

Join us at Michael's Wine Cellar where we will take you on an exploration of Northern Italy and the wines of the Piedmont and Tuscany regions with a dinner created to delight your senses and tantalize your tastebuds.  Five courses and eight wines will lead you through the beautiful flavors associated with these regions. Please register now for this Italian Wine Fest set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26 at Michael's Wine Cellar. Price per person is $95.00 plus tax and gratuity. Italy 2009-2


Lobster Cannoli with Salmon Caviar

Burrata Bruschetta Crispy Baby Artichokes, Braised Tuscan Kale & Crispy Pancetta

Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp with Fisherman’s Sauce & Tuscan Spicy Mayonnaise

Sparkling "Brut", Bruno Giacosa, Piedmont, 2006


Pan-Seared Branzino

Summer Corn and Flageolet Minestrone, Fresh Pennette,

 Light Shellfish Broth, Micro Basil & San Martino Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Roero Arneis, Bruno Giacosa, Piedmont, 2012

Chardonnay "Albizza", Marchesi d'Frescobaldi, Tuscany, 2012


Manchester Farm Grilled Quail

Truffle Polenta, Seared Elephant Mushroom,

Chianti Demi-Reduction, Roasted Garlic & Sage Tomatoes & Parsnip Allumettes

Dolcetto d'Alba, Bruno Giacosa, Alba,  2012

Chianti "Castig", Marchesi d'Frescobaldi, Chianti, 2012


Pepper-Crusted Venison Loin

Roasted Heirloom Baby Carrots, Red Wine-Braised Onions, Grilled Baby Zucchini,

Anise-Butternut Squash Puree, & Nebbiolo Demi-Glaze

Nebbiolo d'Alba, Bruno Giacosa, Alba, 2012

Red Blend "Luce", Marchesi d'Frescobaldi, Tuscany, 2011


Roasted Peach Ricotta Cheesecake with Frangipane Crust

Moscato "Ben Rye", Donnafuagate, Sicily, 2011

Seating is limited for a more interactive experience.

To register for the dinner, click here.

For more information, please call Morgan Gerhart at 941-366-0007 extension 229 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Italian Wines

Tuscany   I'm thrilled to start preparing the itinerary for a 2014 Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club journey through Tuscany, Piedmont and Veneto in Italy! Details will be released soon for this exclusive food and wine excursion slated for September 2014, but in the meantime, I invite you to browse the current selection of Italian wines available for sale online through Michael's Wine Cellar.  Our local friends can also stop in the restaurant for a special Tuscan Epicurean Adventure lunch and dinner menu which will be featured throughout October 2013. Ciao!  
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Michael's Wine Cellar
1283 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239