Donna Laura 2004 "Ali" Sangiovese di Toscana ($9.00)
This is a dark ruby-color wine, with appealing scents of black and red cherries and warm spices. Juicy and tart, it's all about simple fresh-cherry fruit and zippy acidity in a nicely balanced package. Simple, low-end Sangiovese, on the modest side, but its good quality makes it a fair ringer for a decent Chianti. US Importer: Banville & Jones Wine Merchants, North Bergen, N.J. (Apr 9, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: This should go anywhere modest Chianti will take you, from pasta with meat sauce to pizza to red meat. It was excellent with leftover roast lamb reconstituted as a pasta ragù.



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