Poggio Basso Chianti Classico 2013 Front Label
Poggio Basso Chianti Classico 2013 Front Label

Poggio Basso Chianti Classico 2013

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    Poggio Basso Chianti Classico offers clean, dry, fruit notes with a hint of light spices on the palate. Full-bodied with a silky smooth texture. Very fine tannins and finish.

    This wine pairs well with most dishes, particularlywell with meat.

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    Poggio Basso, Italy
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    Translating to the “lower side of the hill” in Italian, Poggio Basso is produced in the heart of Tuscany, on a gently sloping landscape tended by generations of family growers. The winemaker, Giuseppe Angiuli is one of Puglia’s finest winemakers.

    Poggio Basso boasts an esteemed tradition of quality Chianti, Chianti Classico and Chianti Classico Riserva, each of which has received Best Buys and High Recommends from critics.

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    One of the first wine regions anywhere to be officially recognized and delimited, Chianti Classico is today what was originally defined simply as Chianti. Already identified by the early 18th century as a superior zone, the official name of Chianti was proclaimed upon the area surrounding the townships of Castellina, Radda and Gaiole, just north of Siena, by Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany in an official decree in 1716.

    However, by the 1930s the Italian government had appended this historic zone with additonal land in order to capitalize on the Chianti name. It wasn’t until 1996 that Chianti Classico became autonomous once again when the government granted a separate DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) to its borders. Ever since, Chianti Classico considers itself no longer a subzone of Chianti.

    Many Classicos are today made of 100% Sangiovese but can include up to 20% of other approved varieties grown within the Classico borders. The best Classicos will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and be full-bodied with plenty of ripe fruit (plums, black cherry, blackberry). Also common among the best Classicos are expressive notes of cedar, dried herbs, fennel, balsamic or tobacco.

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    WWH137034_2013 Item# 150591

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