Chianti Classico, Chianti

Casa Emma

Vignalparco Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

A wine I affectionately refer to as the “Goose Poop Wine”. This is a rather unique Chianti Classico in the Casa Emma line-up. The “Vignalparco” comes from a single 5-acre vineyard planted to Sangiovese that is solely managed by geese. That’s right, geese. In fact, the 2015 vintage marked the first year in which no mechanical vehicle of any kind even entered the vineyard! The geese eat insects and control weeds and grass and, of course, subsequently fertilize the vineyard.

This bottle was a pop and pour, served with our meal of pasta and sausage (a tomato-based sauce spiced with saffron). A striking deep ruby color with some noticeable sediment but nothing outrageous. Medium plus intensity. Red cherry fruit, underbrush, tomato leaf, an iron-rich damp earth thing on the nose. On the palate, tart cherry, almond skin, black lime (often used in Middle Eastern cuisine), and an almost sanguine-like character. Fine tannin; medium-plus acid; a long dry and satisfying finish. This paired fabulously with our meal and, compared with their standard Chianti Classico Riserva, a noticeably different expression of the terroir.
— 15 days ago

Hermes, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Vignamaggio

Riserva Gherardino Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Delicious and complex. Not yet fully mature. Striking, youthful color. Nose has tons of gravel, iodine, chokecherry liqueur. Concentrated and medium-bodied in the mouth. Great acids. Youthfully assertive but reasonably soft tannins. Flavors on the savory side and linger. Can’t wait until the Brasato is done to pair this. — 21 days ago

Sharon, Daniel and 16 others liked this

Dievole

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2017

this one was sure tasty. for it's price might be just a little more up as after the third glass it was enough. but still worth your taste. — 4 days ago

Castello di Monsanto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2014

Beautiful CCR. Needs an hour of two of air to open up. Nice concentration, snappy red fruits, mostly cherry. Grippy and tart finish. 1st of 4. — 5 days ago

Josh, Andrew and 11 others liked this

Barone Ricasoli

Brolio Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

A delightful pairing with red sauce/red meat pasta dishes — 7 days ago

Alex, Daniel P. and 7 others liked this

Terreno

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 1997

Nice little find at Wine & Co in Charleston. Lives up to the high standard of a very nice Tuscan vintage. Nice straight out of gate but I shall add more when I give the next bottle time to breathe. — 3 days ago

Mike liked this

Isole e Olena

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

AEL
8.9

Well defined and tasty notes of cherry and rose petal. Great carry through on the palate. A chianti that reaches better intensity than most. Half bottle. — 3 days ago

Castello dei Rampolla

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2008

Andrew Holod
9.0

So very elegant, with intense cherry wood, burnished almond notes. — 5 days ago

Eric, ESF and 1 other liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Tenuta Tignanello Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Clear color with slight watery hint on the rim. Slight esrthiness on the nose that blow off after few minutes revealing dark cherry, plum and leather. On the palate the wine is nicely balanced with healthy acidity, clean fruit and medium+ length. Tannins are slightly sandy and already on the background. This is in good place with some air and I think few years from peak. — 3 days ago

Monteraponi

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2018

Ordered this at a restaurant by mistake! An expensive mistake. It was beautiful, however. We do not deserve such a fine wine — 18 days ago

Alvin, Ericsson and 10 others liked this
Byron Hewett

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Yes you do. Life is too short to drink bad or mediocre wine!!