It has been unseasonably cool here the last couple of days. That called for some late autumn or early winter food to warm things up. What eventually hit the plate was some beef short ribs slowly braised in red wine and tomatoes for three hours, with some creamy polenta beside them on the plate.
The wine in the pot with the ribs was a 2011 Ali, Sangiovese di Toscana IGT. Since the ribs didn't require the entire bottle the rest went down easily with dinner.
Very simple red wine here with a nose of pure Sangiovese cherries and herbs. Medium to light bodied wine with pure and simple flavors, great acid and just enough tannin to hold the wine together. The wine had no desire to be anything more than that. Good juice to wash down a good meal.
2011 Ali Sangiovese di Topscana IGT. 12.5% alcohol and $9.99.