Thyme shares a hearty recipe for the Tuscan soup ribollita this month, which combines earthy vegetables with beans, tomatoes, and bread. Andrea at Last Drop Wines recommends a Chianti to accompany the dish. This particular wine is as sustainable as it is delicious...

Notes from Andrea

'Quite simply this month's pairing has to be a good bottle of Chianti. I have chosen Salcheto Biskero 2019 from Michelle Manelli; vintage after vintage, I keep this wine in the rack as a perfect everyday red.

Careful attention is given to the blend of 85% Sangiovese (a sensational clone of Sangiovese Prugnolo Gentile), Canaiolo Nero, Mammolo, and Merlot. This organic wine contains no sulphites and is made from indigenous yeasts. It also comes from the first estate in Italy to be fully self-sustainable with energy-independent cellars.

This is the perfect pairing with this soup and, in fact, a perfect red for most occasions. I'm not sure that I would pair it with my Sunday morning fry-up, but I am always happy to find this bottle in the wine rack.

So if you are craving the hills of Tuscany, a bowl of ribollita, and a glass of red, this wine should get you as close as possible without any PCR tests!'

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An 'Aladdin's cave for wine-lovers,' you will find Last Drop Wines on the famous King's Road in Chelsea. The store is owned and led by Andrea, whose expertise can recommend and provide a bottle for any occasion.

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