Thursday, March 10, 2011

Delicious Dishes with Chianti Classico Riserva

Chianti Classico Riserva Calsavento 

(80% Sangiovese with 20% Cabernet) 

Possesses the lively aromatics and rich fruit.  Fabulous, classy aromas of crushed berries, strawberry and cherry. Full-bodied, with wonderfully polished tannins and subtle yet generous fruit character. 


Sangiovese with full-bodied Cabernet blended in, can accentuate the flavors of relatively bland dishes like meatloaf and roast chicken. This blend makes for an excellent pairing with lamb chops or even ahi tuna.  Herb seasoning such as basil, thyme and sage play off the herbal notes of the grapes. Sangiovese that has been subject to more aggressive oak treatment pairs well with grilled and smoked food.
I've had the pleasure of enjoying this wine with multiple dishes such as Pepper Encrusted Ahi Tuna and Roasted European Semi-Boneless Chicken Halves.  The herb seasonings play an essential role in the aroma and taste of this wine.  
Below are my suggestions to experience and extract the essence of this wonderful blend and enjoy the flavors of the berries.
European Semi-Boneless Chicken Breast Halves
All Natural Frenched Lamb Racks
All Natural Black Angus Ribeye Roast
Ahi Tuna

Flat Bread Pizza

This is an exquisite blend that pairs well with an elegant meal as well as a relaxing casual family dinner.  All of my pairings are easily accessible through the Quality Gourmet Everyday website.

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