Whether you are a causal drinker or an aficionado, wine continues to be something that can surprise the palate both with food and on its own. Some are forgetful, and then there are some we must remember and seek out. Here are two to “wine” about:

The first, Grandi Annate Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2011, delivers on the $95 price point with well-balanced and complex aromas. Produced only in the very best growing years, Grandi Annate expresses the full complexity of the Montepulciano terroir. Concentration and structure derived from the soil, and elegance and finesse coming from the age of the vines, make this wine one not to miss.

Keeping in the current style of Avignonesi, the Grandi Annate Vino Nobile is the finest expression of Sangiovese from the Montepulciano vineyards produced exclusively with grapes from the 40-year-old vines on its historic I Poggetti estate.

The second, Nipozzano Vecchie Viti, upholds the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi reputation for outstanding quality at incredible value at $30. Made from the oldest and most celebrated vines in the Nipozzano estate, this wine is highly structured yet balanced, with a beautiful ruby-red color, red fruits on the nose and a fresh palate with hints of spice.

If you have a bottle to “wine” about, please email amnewsfood@ischop.com.