What wine with vegetable lasagne for Thanksgiving?
This is not my dish. I'm told it has a red pepper sauce (not the hot kind) instead of being tomato-based. My guests would probably prefer a red, but if you think something white would be better, I'm open to it. I had a Riesling the other day that might be good, but I'm not really sure. Thanks!
You don't indicate your price-point, so I'll recommend a good quality Chianti Classico from 2006 or 2007 or a Morellini de Scansano from 2009, both of which can be found for $20 or thereabouts. A Dolcetto from 2009 would work, too probably. A Valpolicella from 2009 is another easy option...
Just saw this today, so it's too late, but in the future I'd opt for something Sangiovese-based, which is acidic enough to stand up to the red pepper sauce, but not usually super full-bodied.
2006 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico
Day 3 review and improved. Hold these for five plus years. Nose of rose petals, spices, meat and blueberries. The palate is much more integrated on day 3 with roses, spice, oak, blueberries and sour cherries. Nice acidity and medium finish. Hold for five and you will be rewarded. 92-94. (92 points)
2007 Fattoria Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico
More fruit forward style with cherry, raspberry, floral and minerals. Drinking well right now and a good overall value. (91 points)
The Viticcio is a WTSO wine and a great value at around $20 whereas the Felsina is around $35 a bottle.
For an under $20 Chianti try the Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva