I have to state up front, my tastes tend to run more towards an oaked Chianti classico than Chianti, but when I saw this one it intrigued me, that and a colleague had tried it and enjoyed it, so I grabbed one. Right off the bat the nose is quite fruity with lots of red fruits. On the mid palate the wine displays some fruit forward red berries, somewhere between the red cherries of a cab, and the raspberries of a pinot noir. It’s not overly sweet, which at 4 g/l it shouldn’t be. On the medium length finish the wine displays very soft tannins and acidity. I have to say the wine is much more fruity than I care for. If your serving something mild like pork, chicken, or salmon it might be ok, but a red sauce pasta to my tastes would totally overwhelm it. I would give it an 87-88. I won’t be rushing to get more. It’s worth noting this is a Chianti Riserva which is unusual at least in our market. Chiantis generally see little to no oak but the back of the bottle says this one says it was aged 24 months in large oak barrels and has a touch of merlot and cab sauv.
One of Italy’s most famously food-friendly red wines, Chianti is a welcome guest at any table. This one shows layers of spice, chocolate, wild berry and cherry. A brilliant choice with eggplant parmigiana sandwiches or grilled beef and mushroom kebabs.Read More
Release Date:April 3, 2019Bottle Size:750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.9%Made In:Tuscany, ItalyBy:Rocca Delle Macie S.P.A.Sugar Content:4 g/LStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Chianti