It is pleasantly rich, with appealing flavors of red berries. The palate is intense, dry and velvety with a dry and smooth finish.
Wine Maker Notes
Estate bottled single vineyard. 85% Sangiovese, with 15% Canaiolo and other red grapes. Wine Spectator and Beverage Testing Institute "Best Buy" ratings. An outstanding value. Will be preferred over many Chianti Classico’s in any blind taste test. Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After, aged 3-4 months in oak barrels.
Produced from the Colombaia estate vineyard, this Chianti is a blend 90% Sangiovese with small percentages of Merlot and other Tuscan red grapes from the Casale estate. Fermented in stainless steel and then macerated for about two weeks, the wine matured for 3-4 months in oak.
Good with heavy antipasto and pasta sauces, roasted poultry and meat, and most cheeses. A typical Tuscan accompaniment would be "taglierini ai funghi tartufati", a pasta and truffled mushroom dish.