Chianti is produced in eight adjacent, yet distinct, areas that cover a vast part of central Tuscany. But only one, which is the oldest and original, may produce Chianti Classico. However, provenance alone is not sufficient to merit the designation Chianti Classico.
The producer must strictly adhere to all DOCG rules, which cover elements of vinification (such as alcohol content, yield per acre, and blend) as well as aging and bottling.
Intense with notes of cherries, plums, and violets. Rich flavors of cherry and leather. Supple tannins and good acidity.
Perfect accompaniment to a wide variety of foods, including red-sauced pastas, grilled meats and roasts.
Pure flavors of strawberry and cherry are the hallmarks of this expressive Chianti Classico, with earth, wild herb and tobacco accents adding depth as this firms up on the lingering finish. Sangiovese, Canaiolo Nero and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2024. 40,000 cases made, 23,000 cases imported. — BS