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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
La Maialina Chianti 2008
La Maialina Chianti 2008
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The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $8.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 88 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby red in color. Bright aromas and flavors of red cherries and ripe strawberries with hints of sweet spices and a soft finish.
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About La Maialina:

La Maialina celebrates the history, culture and cuisine of Chianti, prized since antiquity for its rich soil and favorable climate. Rolling hillsides lend themselves to the optimal cultivation of the Sangiovese grape, ripening to perfection during the dry, warm summers. The La Maialina wines express the essence of Tuscany and the tradition of quality that defines this historic region. The name La Maialina (little pig) references the Cinta Senese heirloom breed that originated in the Siena area during the 1300’s and is the only Tuscan native pig to survive extinction. Produced by the revered Attilio Pagli, La Maialina Chianti, Chianti Classico, and Chianti Classico Riserva are crafted to express the essence of the territory and tradition of quality of this historic region. Settled first by Etruscan then the Romans, the earliest documentation of a “Chianti wine” dates back to the 13th century when viticulture was known to flourish in the “Chianti Mountains” around Florence. The Chianti denomination was first delimited in 1932 by ministerial decree and its boundaries have remained unchanged.