There is nothing quite like an aromatic bottle of red straight from the hills of Tuscany. This San Felice Riserva Il Grigio Chianti Classico is one of those wines; the minute we get a whiff, it starts us dreaming of all the foods we want to eat with it. Share it with friends and family if you must. We won't tell if you keep it all for you; we understand... This Riserva red works well with antipasti, full-flavored first courses, red meats, and aged soft cheeses. Pour yourselves generous glasses and tuck into a platter of grilled flank steak crostini with wilted mustard greens; they'll be perfect with the beautiful tannins. Depending on your mood, you can impress your diners with several choices. If you have the time, falling-apart tender osso buco will win you the blue ribbon. To bring out the lovely fruit of this San Felice, make it classic chicken cacciatore over polenta. A beef roast with Madeira sauce will accent the floral notes which make this Chianti Classico so remarkably delicious. For the earthy nuances of the wine, we say a simple pasta with tomatoes and black olives. Send everybody home happy with another glass or two and a mature Italian Taleggio cheese. Diamo inizio alla festa winelovers!
James Suckling: "Black cherries with summer black truffles and dark wood on the nose. A medium-to full-bodied red with medium, round tannins and lovely fruit. It firm and flavorful. Drink now, but can age nicely." Aug 2021
|Aging||24 months in wood, 20% barriques
|Region||Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy