Italian Wine Pairings

Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino: A 100% Sangiovese wine aged in French oak barriques for 10 to 12 months creating a dry, full-bodied wine with notes of violets, cherry, and plum. Pair with: Italian Salad

Fontaleoni Vernaccia di San Gimignano: From the famous hillside town of San Gimignano, this is a wonderfully pleasant Tuscan white wine that is very minerally, dry, and balanced.Pair with: Linguini with Clam Sauce

Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico: Hailing from Greve in Chianti, this Sangiovese-based wine from DLM friend Count Sebastiano Capponi (yes, he is indeed a Count) is grown in the heart of Chianti Classico and the estate has been in the Capponi family since 1542! Pair with: Pollo Ripieno

Palazzi Nero d'Avola:From Sicily, it's fun, dry, and tasty wine that is full of big, juicy black cherry and plum fruit with a touch of earthiness in the mid-palate.Pair with: an Italian Cheese Plate

Masi Costasera Amarone Classico: Oh, what a classic Italian wine! From the Veneto in the north eastern part of the country, this wine is a blend of Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara that has been dried on mats before vinification helping create an intense nose leading to a richly layered wine of dried cherry, spice, and cedar.

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