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
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
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
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
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
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