Sangiovese Food and Wine Pairings

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Chianti Classico

There’s a reason why so many people drink Chianti with pizza and dishes like spaghetti and meatballs, it’s an excellent combination. For me, it’s all about the way the wine and the sauce play off of each other to create new flavors that wouldn’t exist without the other. I couldn’t help myself, so I decided to pair this with my very own Grandmother’s Meatball Recipe.

2007 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva - The nose showed black cherries, mint, floral, a hint of barnyard and that lovely dusty note that Sangiovese sometimes shows. On the palate, it flowed effortlessly with juicy, ripe red fruits, some tobacco and cedar. The finish was long and fresh with just a hint of structure showing through. This is yet another great value wine from Monsanto. I repeatedly find the Monsanto Riserva to be everything I ever want from Chianti.

Read the full article on how to make Grandma's Italian Meatballs!

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  • I love Sangiovese from Washington with a hearty fish dish, small production wines but perfect pairing!

    Mar 09, 2012 at 2:57 PM


    Mar 09, 2012 at 4:10 PM

  • Snooth User: Eric Guido
    Hand of Snooth Voice of Snooth
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    I wish i had a chance to taste more Sangiovese from WA. You're not the first person to mention it to me, i just haven't had the chance yet.

    Mar 09, 2012 at 11:01 PM

  • Snooth User: Villa Ragazzi
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    Some family favorites with our Napa Valley Sangiovese at

    Mar 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM

  • nice

    Aug 30, 2013 at 3:06 AM

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