I’ve had a number of people say to me lately that they don’t like Chianti which kind of surprises me. There are good wines and bad wines in every category. Chianti’s are made from the Sangiovese grape which is almost exclusively to Italy. This one is dark in color with a subtle nose. On the mid palate the wine display some love red berries backed by some lovely smooth tannins and some nice dryness. This is a nice well made wine for the price. Food friendly. It can hold up easily to a steak or any red meat. We paired it up with Venison and it went very well. I would give it an solid 89. Very nice and a bargain for the price. Scoop up what you can of this on, it should give a good couple years. Yumm!
From the LCBO web site:
TENUTA DI TRECCIANO CHIANTI COLLI SENESI 2011 VINTAGES 86314 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 15.95
Made in: Tuscany, Italy By: Tenuta Di Trecciano
Release Date: Aug 17, 2013
13.0% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity Sugar Content: 4 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
A pretty, elegant red, whose juicy texture sets the stage for raspberry, black currant, violet and mineral flavors. Silky and backed by solid, refined tannins. Best from 2013 through 2020. Score – 90. (Bruce Sanderson, winespectator.com, Oct. 31, 2012)