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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Giacomo Mori Chianti 2007
Giacomo Mori Chianti 2007
(search item no. 108156)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $15.98

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Purple color, nose of black cherries and underbrush. Medium body, sweet and clean at first taste, should be opened after 2-3 years.
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About Giacomo Mori:

The Mori family has owned this estate since the 18th century and have been growing grapes and selling wine to the local cooperative since the 1830s. However, it was not until the mid 1990s that Giacomo Mori renovated the vineyards and cellar and began estate bottling. Mori refurbished the family’s spectacular cellar and re-equipped the ancient winery and cave. The cellar is dug into live tufo rock and is built on three different levels, in order to ensure that all the wine can be racked and transferred entirely by gravity feed. He chose only low-yielding rootstock and the finest clones of Chianti’s indigenous Sangiovese and Canaiolo to resurrect his family’s 10-hectare vineyard. He has spaced the vines tight, so as to force their roots to dig deep into the earth and yield maximum complexity. He prunes very short and employs only organic fertilization. No chemical sprays are used in the vineyards or the winery.