Thursday, January 14, 2010

6 Easy Steps to Enjoying Chianti Classico

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!

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