Selvapianna Chianti Rufina 2011 is a deliciously approachable Italian wine from Rufina Italy. It’s opening notes are candied sage, sweet yellow cherries, thyme, with a body of evergreens, morel mushrooms, red fruits, earthy musk, with a pleasingly acidic finish that has dry, but not overly baked tannins. This wine is a great foil to food, as most Italian wines are, and was served with a venison stew on top of polenta, an northern Italian dish. It should be noted that polenta is a relatively new addition to Italy, corn being found primarily native to the Americas.