2015 San Fabbiano Chianti Classico (mini review)

Dark in color with a nice red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays nice smooth rich red berries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely smooth tannins and complexity. A typical and well made Chianti Classico. I would give it an 88 or so. Not currently in the LCBO, $24 a bottle by the case.

From the winery’s web site:
San Fabiano Calcinaia Chianti Classico Docg ORG
It comes from the Sangiovese vineyards of San Fabiano (250 m). It ages in barrels of 2nd and 3rd passage for a period of 12 months and then it stays in the bottle at least three months. It is the synthesis of Chianti tradition: land and vines, combined with modern winemaking and more time to care quality. Suitable for ready consumption, however, it improves after a medium period of ageing.
Technical sheet
Grape: Sangiovese (90%), additional varieties (10%)
Vineyard Location: San Fabiano 250 m. asl, exposure South-West
Harvest Dates: From the second half of September
Maturation: 12 Months in barriques of 2nd and 3rd passage.

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