Cecchi Chianti Classico 2006

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Item No. 94118
  • red wine
  • RP88
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Winemaker's Notes

Chianti Classico is the flagship wine of the Cecchi family.

The wine is characterized by an intense, ruby red color, which tends towards granite with aging. On the palate, it is harmonized by a dry, full flavor. On the nose, it is full, rich and vinous, characterized by hints of violets.

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The label on this bottle promises it to be good now and better later. Promise kept. The first thing that stands out is the lovely garnet color. And then there is the floral bouquet. The wine has the delicacy and mouthfeel of an Oregon pinot noir, but much less fruit. Tannins are controlled, and I enjoyed Cecchi with a pesto cheese bruschetta better than by itself. Like pinot noir, this sangiovese is versatile and won't overpower more deliate dishes. Overall, this is a good deal for less than $15.
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In 1893, after several years of experience as an assistant in the cellars of the most famous commercial vineyards in the area, Luigi Cecchi set up his own business as a wine taster and broker. His efforts were soon rewarded with success, extending beyond the region of Siena. Over the years, Luigi's other three sons, Mariano, Natale and Francesco started working with their father,...

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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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