In a wine class, the instructor used the phrase “if it grows together … it goes together” so tonight was pasta night, so a Chianti Classico was on the preferred list … I’ve really come to appreciate them. This one is dark in color with a mild cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays nice cherry notes along with some tangy tomatoes … On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice tannins and vibrant acidity. It’s a Chianti Classico with a bit of a bite to it. It went well with a red sauce spaghetti, on it’s own the vibrant acidity dominates the tongue. I would give it an -88. It might benefit from a bit of aging or breathing (or decanting). None the less, we enjoyed it. From the LCBO web site, check stock: By the way, you may have noticed Vintages have removed the PDF version of the bi-weekly release, as it is not in compliance with AODA standards, so don’t go looking for it. I don’t quite get how the printed version which you can’t zoom in etc is AODA compliant but the PDF isn’t?
750 mL bottle | VINTAGES#: 17399$21.95VIN89
The 2017 Chianti Classico is a very pretty, fragrant wine with bright red berry fruit, mid-weight structure and fine overall persistence. The translucent side of Sangiovese comes through nicely in a classy, polished Chianti Classico that really pulses with energy and vibrancy. Drinking window: 2019-2029. Score – 89. (Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, Aug. 2019)READ LESS
Release Date:February 6, 2021750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13%Made In:Tuscany, ItalyBy:Societa Agricola Livon S.S.Sugar Content:6 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Sangiovese/Canaiolo