Chianti Classico is the beating heart of drinkable, complex and at the same time age worthy Sangiovese. Save your bottles of Brunello for a special occasion, and much richer food --Chianti's the bottle that often finds a space on our dinner table. Monteraponi's 2019 vintage rivals the best wines of Italy at its price, offering up a kaleidoscope of aromatic and textural nuance, with fresh aromas of red fruit and spice. Medium on the palate with with herb-laced (sage?) red cherry notes, refined tannins and a long finish. Mouthwatering acidity makes this a perfect pairing wine -- sexypants enough to occasionally get your attention, refined enough to not shout at the dinner table.