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2002 Podere Le Boncie ‘Le Trame’ Chianti Classico

Giovanna Morganti, who comes from a long line of winemakers, produces just one wine at Podere Le Boncie, her small estate in Castelnuovo Berardenga east of Siena. Called Le Trame, or “the intrigues,” it’s a Chianti Classico of tremendous grace and elegance. With flavors of dark cherries, wild herbs and earth, it is supple and full of character, a wine to make you fall in love with Chianti -- and Sangiovese -- all over again.

Drink it with pappardelle with a duck ragu, pork roast or grilled chops, or a thick, juicy bistecca.

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Quick swirl

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Region: Tuscany

Price: About $30

Style: Supple and elegant

Food it goes with: Pasta with duck ragu, pork roast, chops, steak

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Where you find it: Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463; Larchmont Village Wine & Cheese in Los Angeles, (323) 856-8699; Silverlake Wine in Los Angeles, (323) 662-9024; and the Wine House in Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731


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