Sangiovese Blend

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.
— 11 days ago

Hermes, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Castellare di Castellina

I Sodi di San Niccolò Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2005

🏅 Rating 90+/100 (4,05⭐)

Tawny rim. First nose is intense balsamic and herbal. Prunes, roasted coffee beans. Dried rose. Dark chocolate. Oak reveals with aeration. Lacked the primary fruit aromas, very much into tertiary territory, which made me think this wine is more advanced than it should be at this age. We could blame challenging vintage for that.

I Sodi di San Niccolò is among prestige Super Tuscans. Blend of 85% Sangioveto, and 15% Malvasia Nera. Fermented in steel, malo in concrete vats and matured in 50% new French oak barriques for 24-30 months. Grapes come from organically managed single vineyard with carefully selected clones particularly for the best performance in this terroir. Low yields.

Each year label features the image of one out of many bird species from Chianti region as a tribute to the enviroment.

Bottle №3049/22132

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— 8 days ago

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Marchesi Mazzei

Tirreno Maremma Toscana Sangiovese Blend

Gravelly fruit nose

A very well put together Rossi, multi layered facets of fruit and acid, fruit and acid. Raspberry, tangerine, pomegranate, gravel, jolly rancher red with the acidity.
Cheers.
— 4 days ago

Daniel, Neil and 4 others liked this

Gaja

Ca' Marcanda Magari Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2018

This inky ruby-colored wine offers up a nose as dark as its hue. Black cherry, tar and old leather mix in with tobacco and vanilla notes. There is an herbal element, too, which gives a sort of minty framework for the aromas. The palate is a juicy array of dark fruit with a touch of anise. The tannins are fine and smooth and the finish brings those dark berry flavors back for a lengthy review. — 16 days ago

David, Paul and 3 others liked this

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Reserva Chianti Rufina Sangiovese Blend 2014

Fruity, richly tannic. Better with food, as many Italian wines are. Nipozanno has never disappointed me. Solid wines. — 10 days ago

Dawn, Severn and 1 other liked this

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 — 13 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!!

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. — 10 hours ago

Josh, Andrew and 6 others liked this

Dos Cabezas Wineworks

Toscano Sangiovese Blend 2016

Spicy cherry and raspberry. Smoked meats, tar, leather but still with punchy fruit. Not quite at the level of the ‘13 El Campo but still nice. — 9 days ago

Andrew, Romain and 2 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. — 16 days ago

Sharon, Daniel and 16 others liked this

Barone Ricasoli

Brolio Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

A delightful pairing with red sauce/red meat pasta dishes — 2 days ago

Alex, Daniel P. and 6 others liked this