This holiday season, build your dinner around the tastes of Tuscany by indulging in a sophisticated bottle of Sassoregale and Lamole di Lamole. The bold red and white wines showcase the best of the Italian region and make the perfect addition to any dinner table.
When pairing with the decadent flavors of Sassoregale's Sangiovese red wine, keep in mind the rich and diverse history of the drink. Not only does Sangiovese have depth and personality, but it requires the proper companion to bring out its most vibrant aspects. Before dinner, Sangiovese is the perfect accompaniment to Tuscan prosciutto and salami as well as blue cheese, fontina, mozarella and parmesan. So start the meal off light, with a smattering of small plates that include these items. At the dinner table, complement the wine with lusty main courses such as roasted beef, steak, pork, and sausages. Sangiovese’s natural dryness and spicy finish also pairs well with grilled vegetables, buttery gnocchi, and meaty sauces.
This bright straw yellow Vermentino hails from Maremma Toscana, a wild untamed region in the heart of Tuscany. Because it’s versatile by nature, the wine finds its ideal pairings with a variety of seafood from oysters to shrimp and fish. This holiday, serve Sassoregale’s Vermentino—which has notes of citrus and stone fruit, as well as a bit of minerality—with any herby Mediterranean fish, aromatic pesto dishes, and bold ceviches. If you're a fan of chicken, enjoy a glass of wine with a light grilled chicken salad outdoors, if the weather permits.
Ruby red and full of flavor, the Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico is a staple at most Tuscan tables. The fruity red wine has an aromatic sweetness that enchants the senses, as well as hints of berry fruit preserve and notes of spiciness that make it the perfect selection for dinner throughout the holidays. For the best pairing, serve this red with matured cheeses (before dinner), decadent roast lamb, rustic Tuscan-style sausages and beans, and game, especially pheasant and wild boar that hail from the same region as the wine and that bring out the wine's best qualities.
For more information about Lamole di Lamole or Sassorgale wines or to purchase your own bottles for the holiday, visit santamargheritausa.com.