2010 Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico
Producer: Rocca di Castagnoli
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Sangiovese
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , August 2012
(a blend of 90% sangiovese, 5% canaiolo nero and 5% colorino): Dark red. Bright, perfumed aromas of redcurrant, flint and violet. Fresh and lively in the mouth, with flavors similar to the aromas. The juicy, long finish features polished tannins and a repeating violet note. This Chianti will likely age very well.
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry
Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap
and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern
style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines;
sweet wines and dessert wines.
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The trademark of wines from Tuscany, and especially those from the region of Chianti, was once the fiasco. This straw-colored flask may carry associations of lengthy rustic meals out on the portico of a villa in the Tuscan countryside, but this romantic reverie must be interrupted with a burst of reality...
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