Step 1: Erase all bad memories of cheap Chianti in a straw covered jug (fiasco)
Step 2: Think about your favorite Italian food
Step 3: Think about how nasty it will taste with a high alcohol new world cab or zin dripping with jam and vanilla
Step 4: Think about how delicious your meal will taste with Chianti Classico, a wine made in Tuscany from the grape, sangiovese – delicate fruit and floral flavor/aroma profile (strawberry, dried raspberry, blueberry, red plum, violet, rose), mild spices (cinnamon, clove, thyme), with moderate to high natural acidity, generally a medium-body, and a drier finish
Step 5: Make new memories with cheap Chianti Classico! Start by trying Lamole di Lamole. It’s $10 at Trader Joe’s and they have a few more in that same price range. Lamole di Lamole is aged 9 months in barriques, clocks in at 13.5% abv, and you should find the 2006 on shelves right now.
Step 6: ENJOY!