Dry, rich and rewarding. The wine has complex aromas of red cherries and plums with a palate that unfolds to berry fruits and licorice, framed by light toast notes of oak and finishes with a firm structure. This hedonistic wine is perfect with robust dishes like barbeque and grilled meats. Try it with grilled chicken with herbs and cracked green olives, spicy jerk vegetables or a Tuscan dish like grilled steak Panzanella.
TASTING NOTES: The aromas of this complex red wine range from cherries and plums to gladiolus flowers and earthy flint. The tannic, oak-aged flavors are bright and round, with a dry, warm, earthy finish.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Best enjoyed with very flavorful dishes, such as tomato-based sauces, mushroom ravioli, beef or pork roasts, and game meats from venison to pheasant. It is also excellent with mature cheeses.
GRAPES: Sangiovese (85%), Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon (15%)
ORIGIN: Chianti Classico
ALCOHOL LEVEL: 13.5% vol.
RECOMMENDED GLASS: A large glass, narrowing at the rim
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 61 – 65° F
AGING POTENTIAL: 6-8 years