Sip of the Day

March 5, 2021

Day #[wpdts-day-of-year start=”post-created”] of the year.

Tenuta di Salviano Turlo Lago di Corbara DOC

“Sapiens, A Graphic Novel” is the updated “Sapiens” book by Yuval Noah Harari about the beginning of humankind, exploring theories and adventures on how we traversed the past 2.5 million years to today. A totally engaging graphic comic, it puts you in a very specific mindset: awed, immersed, mind-boggled, contemplative. But…in a fun way. Sapiens is serious and complex, but you never get lost in the minutiae, because comic book characters take you along for the ride. This surprising, engaging, and rich book needs a very specific kind of wine: one from the Old World, where humans made wine long before we wrote about it (much less paired it with a book), and just enough complexity to keep you sipping and engaged—yet nothing so loud that it distracts you from the trails of humankind’s history. Tenuta di Salviano Turlo is balanced, savory, and discerning; it develops with dark fruit flavors and spices as you drink it. Coined the “Umbrian answer to the Super Tuscan,” it hails from a land where the Etruscans and Ancient Romans made wines and stored them in the area’s tufa caves, which naturally kept the wines at a perfectly cool temperature.


Umbria, Italy


Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Italian wine bottle, red wine, Turlo, Salviano, Umbria

Tasting Notes

A rich pomegranate in color, the wine shows complex, intense ripe fruit aromas. This full-bodied wine is the Umbrian answer to the Super Tuscan.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

Pair with hard cheeses, grilled or braised meats, risotto.


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