Straccali Chianti Straw Flask 2002

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $13.79
Item No. 88818

Winemaker's Notes

Production Area
Grapes are harvested from vineyards located in the heart of Chianti~ in the provinces of Florence and Siena.

Grape Varieties
Sangiovese 90%~ Canaiolo 10%

Vinification
In accordance with the best tradition of Chianti~ this wine undergoes a process called "Governo alla Toscano." This is a second fermentation which adds body~ alcohol and richness thus making it more appealing at a young age. The wine undergoes maturation in oak barrels for at least 6 months.

Color
Ruby red.

Bouquet
Intense~ vinous characteristics.

Taste
Dry~ elegant~ well-structured.

Learn About Straccali

Since 1925, the Straccali wine estate in Tuscany, founded by its namesake Giulio Straccali, has been in the vanguard of progressive Chianti wine producers. An expert enologist, entrepreneur, farmer and wine producer, Giulio Straccali was above all, a man of vision. Through the wines of Tuscany, he sought to communicate to the rest of the world the scents, the colors and the flavors...

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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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