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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Danzante Chianti 2007
Danzante Chianti 2007
(search item no. 105653)

PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $12.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine News rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Pale ruby in color with subtle purplish highlights, Danzante Chianti presents an emphatic, richly-complex nose that at first releases appealing floral notes of sweet violets, followed by dried plum and wild red berry fruit, particularly dark cherry, and then concludes with a spicy array of roasted espresso bean, dark chocolate, and black liquorice. The palate is satin smooth, delicate, and crisp, with supple tannins, while the finish seems almost endless.
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About Danzante:

Danzante wines are the third collaboration created by the joint venture between the Robert Mondavi family of Napa Valley and the Marchesi de' Frescobaldi family of Tuscany, Italy. Danzante, Italian for "dancing," encourages the everyday, energetic celebration of la dolce vita.

The Mondavi -- Frescobaldi partnership was formed in 1995 in part because Robert Mondavi's family wanted to return to their Italian roots. This was the first joint venture in Italy between two internationally distinguished wine producers using their combined resources and winemaking expertise to create Italian wine of superior quality and elegance. Danzante was introduced in 1999 with the 1997 vintage of Danzante Sangiovese and the 1998 vintage of Danzante Pinot Grigio.

The Frescobaldi family name has a long history in Italy, going back 700 years. For centuries, farming and winegrowing have been a tradition in the Frescobaldi family. Marchesi de' Frescobaldi SpA was established in 1980 and is wholly owned by the five Frescobaldi siblings: Dino, Vittorio, Maria, Ferdinando and Leonardo. The company's headquarters are in Florence and its nine estates are scattered throughout the Tuscan countryside.