Intense ruby red with purplish nuances. A bouquet of Morello cherry, plum, hints of vanilla and licorice. There is an eminent expression of the terroir. On the palate it is peppery, smooth and round, offering fruit-driven length and pleasing structure.
This wine is perfect with pasta dishes.
"The 2007 Chianti Classico Riserva Croce (Sangiovese) shows more freshness and focus than the Campaccio in this vintage. Deceptively medium in body, the Croce hovers on the palate with compelling red cherries, flowers, tobacco, mint and underbrush. The French oak contributes volume and warmth, but without overpowering the more subtle elements that make this such a delicious, expressive bottle. This is a fabulous effort from Terrabianca. I slightly preferred the Croce to the Campaccio. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024. "
The Wine Advocate
"Croce Riserva shows elegant, fine lines that do a great job of showcasing the Sangiovese variety. Forest berry, blue flowers and white almond make up the bouquet and the wine is fresh and silky on the close."