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Chianti

chianti.jpgBy Davide Taviani CC2.0

Gone are the days when Chianti meant Fiasco style bottles with their straw basket covered bottoms, served by the litre in cheap trattorias. The wine produced in the Chianti region today - especially in the historical core of Chianti Classico - is some of Italy's finest, as beautiful as the verdant rolling hills on which the Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes are grown. 

 

Frescobaldi 2019 Leccioni Chianti 750ml

$19.91

A luminous ruby red colour with purplish highlights. Markedly fruity, with plum, pomegranate, strawberry, and raspberry, lifted by floral notes of sweet violets and by subtly pungent eucalyptus and clove. Smooth and rounded, with judicious, fine-grained...

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RD Macie 2020 Straccali Chianti 750ml

$19.04

Intense and persistent; violet notes mingle with cherry. Well-structured with a firm, polished finish. Serve at room temperature. Pair with hearty pastas, stews, poultry and red meats. --Winemaker

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Fattoria Selvapiana 2019 Chianti Rufina 750ml

$42.52

Rufina is the smallest appellation in Chianti, extending across 750 hectares. This is 95% sangiovese, joined with tips of canaiolo, colorino, and malvasia nera from well-drained, dry and stony north and north-west facing vineyards. These 15-40 year old...

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Dievole 2018 Chianti Classico DOCG 750ml

$39.04

Made with 90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo and 3% Colorino, all organically farmed, this has aromas of red-skinned berry, leather and underbrush. The bright palate shows raspberry jam, cinnamon and white pepper alongside smooth tannins and fresh acidity...

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San Giusto 2019 Chianti Classico San Giusto 750ml

$47.73

The 2018 Chianti Classico is a textbook expression from the appellation. This Sangiovese-based wine shows latitude and depth with elegant aromas of wild berry, forest floor, dried blueberry, honey, lavender and rosemary essence. There are hints of chalk...

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Castello Fonterutoli 2015 Chianti Classico 750ml

$42.52

A bold, voluptuous wine, the 2015 Chianti Classico Fonterutoli packs notable intensity. Wild cherry, spice, lavender and new leather are some of the many notes that flesh out in this creamy, inviting Chianti Classico. All the elements are very nicely...

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Castello della Paneretta 2018 Chianti Classico DOCG 750ml

A fruity red with plum and chocolate, as well as some cedar. It’s medium-bodied with round tannins and a savory finish. Slightly austere at the end, but nicely done. Drink or hold. Score: 92 points -- James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

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