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Castiglioni Chianti DOCG

Castiglioni Chianti DOCG is a blend of Sangiovese and Merlot. Recent vintages provide an expressive nose with appealing, prominent fruit and a palate of light tannins complemented by a judicious balance of alcohol and crisp acidity with an impressive and luscious finish. Thanks to its outstanding local climate, Castiglioni Chianti mirrors perfectly the qualities of …

Entertaining

Gruy?

A grilled cheese sandwich made with Gruy? and a layer of Luxardo cherry preserve will send you to the moon. Now take a sip of the Tenuta di Castiglioni blend and you will continually crave this combination of flavors. Lately I?e been serving mini grilled cheese sandwiches to my guests as an appetizer. I make …

Recipes

Browse By Wine Pairing

You may often find yourself in a situation where you’ve already selected the wine. Now comes the fun part – finding the right dish that will pair wonderfully with the wine. Search our selection of Italian recipes by what varietals they pair best with: Sangiovese / Chianti Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Chardonnay Pinot Grigio

Wine Education

Wine Terms Made Easy

Abboccato – Medium-sweet and full bodied Amabile – Medium-sweet Annata – Vintage Azienda (or Casa) agricola – An estate that uses its own grapes in production of its wines Azienda (or Casa) vinicola – A producer who buys in and vinifies, usually a large scale operation Azienda (or Casa) vitivinicola – An estate that grows …

Wines

Lucente

The careful selection practiced in the production of Luce gives Lamberto Frescobaldi, enologist for Luce della Vite, the opportunity to take advantage of part of the harvest of Sangiovese and Merlot for the production of Lucente. The composition of Lucente is further complimented with Cabernet Sauvignon. Lucente reveals a typical Tuscan character, with an excellent …

Recipes

Pork Ragu and Pappardelle recipe

We recommend pairing Lucente or CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino with this Pork Ragu and Pappardelle recipe. Serves 6 Pappardelle is traditionally served with a cinghiale ragu (wild boar sauce). Since wild boar can be difficult to find, especially outside of Europe, a flavorful cut of pork, such as the pork butt used here, makes for …

Recipes

Chicken Scaloppini with Pepper Sauce

Recommended wine pairing: Castiglioni Rosato Toscana and Remole Toscana IGT Serves 6 Ingredients 3 assorted fresh peppers, red/yellow/orange 2 plum tomatoes 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/4 cup all-purpose flour Salt and pepper 1/3 cup olive oil Large onion, chopped 4 oz prosciutto, minced 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1/2 cup white wine 1 cup chicken …

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