Paneretta Chianti Classico Riserva 1996

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 6675
  • red wine
  • WS87
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • RP91

Winemaker's Notes

The brilliant ruby color is as delightful as the aroma of sun-warmed red cherries and raspberries along with the feral terroir characteristic of Monsanto. On the palate, the subtle oak toastiness alternates with the ripe fruit flavors as one glides to the lingering finish with its hints of leather and lead pencils (Ticonderoga).

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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