Lungarotti 1997 Rubesco Rosso di Torgiano ($14.99)
Clear dark garnet. Ripe black cherry aromas and flavors, fresh and pleasantly tart, spicy oak present but not overbearing. A Chianti-like blend of Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes, it lies toward the fresh and fruity end of the style spectrum. "Chianti Lite," perhaps? US Importer: Paterno Imports, Lake Bluff, Ill. (Jan 10, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Fine with a hearty dish of lamb meatballs over penne pasta in a fresh tomato and green pepper sauce.



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