Sangiovese Appetizers

Also Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montalpuciano, Morellino di Scansano, Nielluccio (Corsica), Sangiovese di Romagna, Aglianico, and some Super Tuscans that have Sangiovese as the dominant grape

Sangiovese wines, especially the ones from Italy come with many different names such as Chianti, Chianti Classico, and Chianti Classico Riserva, Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montalpuciano, Morellino di Scansano, Nielluccio (Corsica), Sangiovese di Romagna, and some Super Tuscans made from all, or almost, all Sangiovese grapes, Characteristically they all have prominent tannins which means they go with fatty and salty foods, and they all have some degree of acidity in the medium to medium plus range, thus pairing with tomato and other acidic foods.

Meats such as prosciutto, Tuscan salami, pancetta, smoked meat, cold cuts, sausages.

Cheeses such as Asiago, Bel Pase, Fontina, Grana Padano, Mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pecorino Romano, Provolone, Taleggio.

Bruschetta with tomato, artichokes, olives, any of the above cheeses, 

Easy Salami Appetizers

Caesar Salad Spears

Selection of marinated olives, sweet peppers, artichokes, feta cubes

Smoky “Pimiento” Cheese Sandwiches  

Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadews

Pecorino Bites with Green Onion 

Cranberry Pistachio Baked Brie

Cacio e Pepe Potato Chips   

French Fries with a Sangiovese Dipping Sauce 

Cream Cheese Roll-ups made with salami, mortadella or pepperoni

Roast Beef Roll Ups with Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese

Goat Cheese Wrapped Grapes using seedless red grapes and pecans, walnuts or pine nuts to coat

Muffaletta Bites (using Central Grocery Olive Salad)

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