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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Danzante Chianti 2008
Danzante Chianti 2008
(search item no. 105780)

PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $11.99

Winemaker's Notes:

A rich, purple-flecked ruby precedes an equally emphatic, complex bouquet that releases generous amounts of crisp, aromatic fruit. Dark cherry, dried plum, and wild blackberry are beautifully lifted by floral notes of sweet violets and by spicier nuances of vanilla, cocoa powder, roast espresso bean, and black liquorice. The palate boasts a warm, velvety elegance, while the tannins are already well integrated, contributing to this Chianti's overall fine balance and proportion.
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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.