Give me Chianti, or Give me Death!

This “Le Trame” Chianti is an example of how very magical Sangiovese can be.  Giovanna Morgante makes this wine from meticulous, organically farmed vineyards, with very little intervention in the cellar. It’s perfectly balanced, countering the spicy, earthy, slightly ashy notes with vivid, bloody dark cherry flavors. The fruit is fresh, currently firm and spicy showing a structure that will age gracefully as its edges round and mellow.  The acidity is plentiful- just perfect to combat an aged T-bone, hot off the grill.  It’s the perfect marriage really, and elegant, refined wine paired with such a masculine, bloody, primal cut of beef. Continue reading