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

S.S. and Ron liked this


Chianti Superiore Sangiovese Blend 2013

Aged and ripened color. Matching aroma. Rather simple and flat complexion. Dry. Low alcohol. Average Chianti. #chianticrusher #wannabesommelier — 4 years ago

Da Vinci

Chianti Sangiovese Blend 2013

A great Chianti! Very ripe strawberry and plum with soft tannins and a leather finish. #chianticrusher #envinoveritas — 4 years ago