Bootleg Chianti 2004

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Item No. 84974
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Spicy, medium-bodied Chianti with classic dried Tuscan cherry, cracked pepper and intense floral aromas reminiscent of rosewater and violets. Well structured with a focused and persistent finish.

All of the grapes are hand picked from estate vineyards grown on limestone and clay soils. Each vine is selectively picked more than once to ensure the all of the grapes are optimally ripened. The vineyards are all situated around the Sonnino castle and have South and South East exposure.

85% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo, 5% Trebbiano and Malvasia

Will pair well with Rosemary-infused white beans with grilled pork chops, polenta casserole, pasta in tomato sauce and gourmet pizzas.

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I don't have many to compare to since I just started tasting wine, however this one is pretty smooth and I will definetely keep a bottle or two in my cabinet.
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Italy is arguably the most renowned wine producing country in the world. For centuries wine has been a staple of Italian life and an accompaniment to great food, celebrations, families and friends. Italian wine estates are blessed with some of the best terroir in the world and centuries of vineyard knowledge that allows them to craft some of the world"s greatest wines year after...

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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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