By Sandy Block | The Improper Bostonian

Americans love their wine, but we continue to import the most from Italy. Among its finest gems is a Tuscan red, the legendary Brunello di Montalcino, which must age for a minimum of 50 months before hitting the market. Brunello is a luxury, a splurge even, but if grilled steak (bistecca fiorentina) or a Bolognese sauce is in order, few wines fit the bill as well. Made exclusively from the sangiovese grosso subvariety, these three options taste beautiful now, but will only improve with time.

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