Cantina di Montalcino Chianti Classico Riserva 1997

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

$14.49
Item No. 44777
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

TASTING NOTES: Ruby red in color, with rich chromatic nuances and a distinctly fruity bouquet where the cherry tone is mitigated by a hint of vanilla and cinnamon. The flavor reflects the spicy undertone of the aroma and is balanced by a fine tannic note.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Roast of red meat, mixed meat grills, game, dishes containing truffle, mature Pecorino cheese. Serve at 18°C

ALCOHOL: 12.5% by volume

Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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