Luiano Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2011

Sangiovese from Southern Italy, Italy

$12.99
Item No. 126429
  • red wine
  • WE90
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Vinified in stainless steel, the wine is aged in both stainless steel and oak and then cellared in bottle. An explosion of tasty, ripe red fruit. A vivacious and robust wine, wide and velvety, a perfect choice for easy drinking wine lovers.

Critical Acclaim

"This zesty selection has pretty aromas of violet, rose, marasca cherry and spice. The palate delivers dense wild cherry flavor layered with white pepper and hints of nutmeg. it's still tightly tannic but has more freshness than most from this hot vintage."
90 Points

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Rating:
(3/20/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
Half-bottles are fantastic for when you are just two people and want just one glass with dinner. This wine is exactly as advertised at a 90 rating. Big flavor in a small bottle at a reasonable price.
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Learn About Southern Italy

Abruzzi, Puglia, & Campania Abruzzi Kind of central, kind of southern, this region is best known for it's wine, Montapulciano d'Abruzzi - this wine is made from the Montelpulciano grape, unlike Vino Nobile di Montelpulciano, made with a Sangiovese clone in the region of Montelpuliciano. The Montelpulciano grape is happiest here in Abruzzi and the wine is rustic, yet soft...

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Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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