Valiano Chianti Classico 2007
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: 13.0%
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%.
Gorgeous aromas of violets, blackberries and dark cherries on the nose. Full and beautifully articulated on the palate with excellent depth and structure. Ripe yet firm tannins mellowed by nine months aging in 5,000 liter (1,250 gallon) Slovenian oak vats support the complex flavor profile, concluding in an exceptional finish.
"Juicy and fruity, with plum and black cherry notes. Medium and fresh, with a plum and berry aftertaste. Best after 2010. "
"Valiano offers good quality at an attractive price and delivers aromas of wild berry, vanilla, toasted almond and moist earthy tones. These qualities show true characteristics of Sangiovese and Tuscany. "
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Fattoria di Valiano is situated in the hills of Castelnuovo Berardenga, the southern commune in the Chianti area, in the province of Siena, is one of the most prestigious zones in the Chianti Classico area.
The estate dates back more than 2000 years, back to the Gallic Wars times. In 1960, the land was owned by the President of the Republic, Giovanni Gronchi, and acquired by the...
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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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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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