Monday, August 31, 2015

Little Italy /w/ a Big Italian Chianti Classico!!! CastelVecchi, 2012

one of the great questions of life:what is chianti classico? it is the noble red wine of tuscany primarily made from the sangiovese grape and often blended in small percentages with the canaiolo grape…growing up we all knew as the cheap and rough wine in the bottle surrounded by a basket…often kept and used for candles to drip and drip…and yes chiantis could be rough and harsh…I have often said…their worst expression is like a dusty, dirty shag carpet in your mouth…well now some great news…the gorgeous and sexy marisa visocaro, owner of Little Italy restaurant, found one of the most stunning Chianti Classicos, CastelVecchi, 2012-bright red fruit such as ripe cherries, raspberries and a depth of elegance with an addictive finish that makes me want to drink the whole bottle…i could drink this wine all day…(and i have)…of course, the obvious pairings: eggplant rollatini, mussels,  all pastas with red sauce(I love rigatoni), pizza but this wine would also be harmonious with light red meats such as burgers or a delicate steak…where to find it..@ Little Italy, 824 Afterglow, SATX, 78216 @JS Fine Wines, 638 W. Rhapsody, SATX, 78216….thank you marisa for finding this life changing chianti classico!!!