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Phil Your Glass: Chianti Classico is incredibly versatile

Phil Masturzo

Akron Beacon Journal
Volpaia Chianti Classico is garnering attention from wine critics.

The more “research” that I do with wines from Chianti Classico, the more I am finding about their incredible versatility. These Sangiovese-based wines shouldn’t be limited to pizza and Sunday pasta dinner.

Frank and Daniel Grace from Il Molino de Grace taught me to widen my dining spectrum when drinking Chianti.

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With their inspiration, I decided to pair the $23.99 Volpaia Chianti Classico with a wider range of foods. So far, and nothing against the other eight regions of Chianti, the Classico region has been a favorite of mine.

The Volpaia Chianti is a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% merlot from high-altitude vineyards. Castello di Volpaia had been making wine for 800 years. It was one of the earliest certified organic wineries in Italy.

I sipped on this wine for three days.

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Phil Your Glass: Chianti Classico is incredibly versatile