Rütihütte, Jan 30
The wine-week finished with a highlight. On Thursday after skiing we gathered at the Rütihütte, close to the Gütsch base station. As this restaurant and bar is located a couple of meters up the slope many guest brought a wooden sledge for the way back home. Here the Rutihütte prepared a four course dinner that was accompanied by the vines of Tiziano Tettamanti. Tiziano produces his wines in Gudo, a small village located between Locarno and Bellinzona. Close to the Lago Maggiore the grapes grow in the warm climate of Ticino. Tiziano does not only produce wines, but also runs an agri-tourism. In a bar and restaurant right next to the vineyards he sells food and his wines to thirsty cyclists that use the bike-track connecting Bellinzona with Locarno and Ascona.
In the Rütihütte Tiziano served his white Tenuta Pian Marnino as a starter. This wine is a cuvée of Chardonnay and Souvignon blanc and ideal for Apéro or a first dish. This dish was served by the Rütihütte and came as pumpkin soup with pawns. The second course, an excellent porcini mushroom risotto was accompanied by the Merlot Pian Marnino. This red wine convinced by its delicate and fresh taste, that gives you impressions of red berries. For the main dish, roastbeef, potatoes au gratin and vegetables, Tiziano served his Tre Ori di Gudi, a wine made out of Merlot, Carminoir and Gamaret grapes, that is stored in barrique-barrels for 18-20 month. Finally a variety of Swiss cheese was made perfect by the Oro di Gudo, a wine with 90 % Merlot and 10 % Carminnoir and Cabernet Sauvignon and a delightful taste of wood.
All the information about Tizianos passion for wine and his agri-tourism you find on his website: https://www.pianmarnino.com