Castello di Volpaia

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

High acidity in the bouquet. Lemon, lime. The smell of roses burned.

I don’t usually enjoy Chianti, but I must admit I haven’t really give it a fair shot either. A few bad impressions have left me gravitating towards the northern Piedmont region.

The acidity and tartness work here. Listening to Cajun folk pop music, reading a book by candlelight, and staying in from the eminent winter storm outside, this wine promises to keep me warm, surprised, and as leafy jovial as a Spring day in Central Park.

This is a juicy treat of a wine — one that makes me astonished how the Earth can sprout something so jammy and full of life from its soil and soul.

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#tuscany #volpaia #italian #italianwines
— a year ago

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Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 1994

In a great place but probably just past its peak and in descent...catch it while you can if you have it. Fresh flowers, red and blue fruits, spice and game on the nose. The deep red and blue fruits balls up intensely on the front of the palate and dissipates slightly on the finish. The tannin structure is fine and totally resolved, with unmistakable Italian acidity. #felsina #chianticlassic #tuscany — 4 years ago

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