Deep, ruby-red in color, this Chianti Classico offers aromas of ripe cherries and red plums, overlayed with subtle notes of toasted vanilla beans and wildflowers. On the palate, the wine displays a superbly structured character with bright acidity and a pleasantly savory finish.
Pair this wine with grilled steak tips, Espagnole sauces, calamari and marinara appetizers, and caponata.
"The 2009 Chianti Classico, 100% Sangiovese, is a gorgeous, deep wine endowed with serious richness. Dark plums, black cherries, licorice, new leather and menthol are some of the many notes that take shape in the glass. A firm, structured finish rounds things out in style."
The Wine Advocate
"This expands out of a tight, slightly pungent oak scent into meaty red fruit and lasting red pepper spice. That spice adds a high tone to the supple richness of the flavor, setting it up for grilled sausages."
Wine & Spirits