Chianti remains one of the most lauded and long-lived wine regions in Italy specialising in the variety Sangiovese. This wine is sourced from a small grower in Chianti Rufina one of the highest and coolest parts of the region resulting in wines that are quite granite rich with a mineral edge and fine acidity.
Whilst the majority of the region’s vineyard owners still sell their fruit to large wineries and co-operatives, an increasing number are opting to make small amounts of wine themselves, selling directly under their own label such as Maretti.
Chianti, from the heart of Tuscany, is one of the world’s classic wine regions. It’s warm Tuscan climate matched up with Italy’s favourite grape, sangiovese, is a magical combination making both wines for everyday drinking, as well as wines that can drink well for decades. Drink: 2020-2040; Price: $27; Rating: 91 Points; Angus Hughson; WinePilot
Such good packaging. It should win awards. The first duty of entry level Chianti is to be refreshing, and good with food, and this ticks those boxes very nicely. Red berries, black olive and dried herb, and almond paste. It’s crisp and fresh, good flavour, but not too much, a subtly rustic undertone undertone, and a solid finish, all red fruits and almond closes it out. Nails it. You just want to drink the hell out of it. Tasted: Aug 2020; Alcohol: 12.5%; Price: $24; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2020-2022+; Rated: 91 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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