La Maialina Chianti Classico 2009
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.2%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Vibrant aromas of ripe cherries with notes of sweet spices, violets, and licorice with a smooth velvety finish.
"This is supple and harmonious, offering cherry raspberry and licorice notes. The tannins are well-integrated on the long, spicy finish. "
"The 2009 Chianti Classico emerges from the glass with layers of dark fruit, herbs, tobacco and sweet spices. It possesses striking mid-palate juiciness all the way through to the layered, focused finish. This is another beautiful wine from La Maialina."
The Wine Advocate
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La Maialina celebrates the history, culture and cuisine of Chianti, prized
since antiquity for its rich soil and favorable climate. Rolling hillsides lend
themselves to the optimal cultivation of the Sangiovese grape, ripening to
perfection during the dry, warm summers. The La Maialina wines express
the essence of Tuscany and the tradition of quality that defines this
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Learn About Tuscany
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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