From the snowcapped Alps to the pristine beaches of the Amalfi Coast, Italy is a spectacularly diverse and stunningly beautiful country. But often when many people think of Italy, they picture the olive groves, cypress trees and hillside vineyards of Tuscany. Located in central Italy between the Apennine Mountains to the north and east, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west, Tuscany is the heart of Italy—and Chianti is the heart of Tuscany.
Friendly and deliciously unassuming, La Collina’s Don Guido Chianti is happy to let food be the focus of attention. Its captivating character makes it an amiable partner for higher-acid dishes, particularly tomato-based pastas, as well as red meats, poultry, game and, of course, Italian sausages. While it is best to steer away from rich, intensely flavored sauces, this wine will connect well with simple, slightly rustic dishes, particularly those featuring grilled or roasted meats.
Serve at cool room temperature (64°F).