One of my favorite meals is to grill up a couple of links of Italian sausages and then cover the grill with sliced zucchini, yellow squash and eggplant (baby eggplant from the garden) tossed with some olive oil and fresh Italian herbs. Tonight, I served this up over a couple of squares of toasted polenta and topped with a bit of fresh tomato sauce. Simple to prepare and absolutely delicious.
Tonight's wine of choice was the 2010 Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino, DOC Rosso di Montalcino. Expected brownish tint to the ruby red color; typical of Sangiovese. Rustic, rusty nose of leather, fennel seed, sour cherry and cedar. Very leathery and rustic on the palate as well, but there's a good core of sweet/tart fruit there to provide balance. The acidity is wonderful with the tomato sauce and the licorice and leather notes dance across the palate in perfect harmony with the charred notes of the grilled sausage and vegetables. About $20