Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Wine: Francesco Bonfio Chianti

This Is Just to Say
I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

—William Carlos Williams

Simplicity in food, wine, poetry — anything with an aesthetic, really — should be cherished. This wine is just that: simple. 12% alcohol. Roughly ten bucks. Drink it with a big chunk of sausage and a healthy slice of firm cheese. This wine takes a back seat to the conversation yet performs the essential functions of wine at the table: enhancing the food and enlivening the mood.

Value: 3.0
Color & Clarity: 3.0
Bouquet: 2.5
Flavor: 2.5


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