One of Italy’s most renowned red wines produced in southern Tuscany made with 100% Sangiovese – a variety of grape. Brunello di Montalcino is very food-friendly – in fact, one of the classic pairings in Italian cuisine is tomato-based pasta and pizza. Makes a great gift for friends.
This Italian red wine is known to be a favorite amongst people all over the country because of its smooth taste. Blended with black fruit, cherries, and herbs make pairing it with a wide variety of delicious dishes. It’s a delightful taste for a gift.
What I love about this wine, as I’m smacking my lips with desire, is the creamy richness of the oak flavors – flavors added with oak aging. Everything about this wine, the smell, the taste, are soothing. I’ve found pairing it with fish and herb over a candlelight dinner – well, let’s just say, it’s truly amazing.
The full-bodied, high tannin, and acidity of this wine pair greatly with the foods my husband enjoys the most. It’s a gift to keep on giving.
5. Chianti Classico Riserva
A blend of red fruit, herbs, balsamic vinegar, and smoke savory flavors paired with high acidity and coarse tannin makes Chianti Classico an incredible wine paired with pizza. Having a bottle of this in your Christmas stocking could be magical.
Impress someone with an excellent light-bodied fruity sparkling wine that pairs perfectly with soft ripened cheeses like brie and dried fruits and roasted salted nuts – perfect for a fancy festivity. The perfect Italian wine makes for gift-giving on any occasion.