Vino to Pair with Parm

By: Todd Templin | VP of Beer, Wine, and The DLM Cheese Shop
On: January 16, 2013

La Serra 2010 Chianti

A friend of ours in the wine world said of this wine, “La Serra is an easy-drinking, more fruit-forward/lush style of Chianti (it’s not rustic, old school) but still true to the region. A great ‘beginners Chianti or introduction to the region’ but will still wow those who are familiar with its complexity and versatility.” A great companion to an array of dishes ranging from pizza to braised lamb or a cheese plate; we could not agree more with our friend. $10

Pieropan 2010 Soave

An elegant blend of Garganega and Trebbiano, it provides a nose of almond and cherry blossom while on the palate shows dry, well-balanced acidity and lingering finish. A wine that pairs really well with “hard-to-pair vegetables” asparagus, peas, and zucchini, as well as delicate fish courses. $18

Fontaleoni Vernaccia Di San Gimignano

Always one of our favorite Italian white wine values, it’s a wonderfully pleasant white wine from Tuscany that is superb with crab cakes. Vernaccia is very minerally, dry, yet not bone dry, and very pleasing. $13