Tolaini Vallenuova Chianti Classico 2020
The way to understand Italian wine is to eat with it. And this is a perfect example of that. This medium bodied Chianti might not seem to give a lot at first, but put next to your Chicken Cacciatore, the aromatics and savoury flavours of both meld together. Those dry, firm Sangiovese tannins cut through the rich, thick tomato sauce.
Set in Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the warm, south eastern corner of Chianti, Pier Luigi Tolaini purchased this estate in 2002. Since then, he and his team have expanded the vineyards to 50 hectares, and gained full organic certification.