Chianti Classico

Grape: 100% sangiovese.

Region: toscana - castellina in chianti.

Alcohol Percent:12%.

Ageing: new frenck oak.

Production: 10,000 bottles

Description: as a general rule, this estate cellars its wines for a year longer than most, and the extra time contributes considerably to the wine's poise and elegance.
The bouquet is pleasing, with cherry fruit laced with some balsamic overtones, and as one swishes more, delicate cedar.

Nicely balanced. On the palate it's medium bodied, with bright cherry fruit supported by clean citric acidity, and by ample smooth sweet tannins that lead into a fairly long cherry laced finish

Pleasant, in a distinctly traditional key, and if you like this style it will add considerable grace to a meal featuring grilled meats -- a porterhouse would be nice -- or succulent roasts. (Drawn from the Italian Wine Review, and tasted at the 2005 Chianti Classico Anteprima).