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.
Price: About $30
Style: Supple and elegant
Food it goes with: Pasta with duck ragu, pork roast, chops, steak
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