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Nov 23, 2011 01:00 PM

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!

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  1. 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...

    1. 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.

      1. 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

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        1. re: wineglas1

          The question was for a wine for *this* Thanksgiving, not 5 years in the future. And the meal is apparently to some extent a potluck, as it's not the OP's recipe. Recs for over $20 Chiantis that need age would seem to miss the point.

          1. re: Akitist

            Very true, Atakist. I got a recommendation from my local wine shop and it was OK. I'll plan better next time. Thanks to all.