Sour cherry, plum, lavender and earth flavors are moderately intense in this red, which firms up on the finish, with a light astringency. Aromatic and fresh, with good length. Drink now through 2018.
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Grape Varieties85% Sangiovese; 15% Canaiolo and Merlot
AppellationChianti Classico DOCG
DescriptionFor generations of Americans, Chianti has served as an introduction to Italy's red wines.Founded by Giulio Straccali in 1925, Straccali has been in the vanguard of progressive Chianti producers. A man of vision, Guilio Straccali sought to communicate through his wines to therest of the world the scents, colors and flavors of his beloved Tuscany. In 1978 the Zingarelli family of the Chianti estate of Rocca delle Mace began a long and fruitful relationship with Straccali that continues to this day. United by a shared dream set out by Giulio Straccali many decades earlier, the two families have pursued the same objective: to invite the world to discover the tantalizing flavors and colors of Tuscany, using wine as the ambassador. Today Straccali offers two distinctive wines from Tuscany. It's reputation stands for outstanding quality, exceptional value wines that have earned accolades from wine critics worldwide.
VinificationHand-picked grapes undergo a temperature-controlled fermentation. After a few months in stainless steel vats, the wine is bottled and released. The intent is to highlight youthful freshness and appeal.
ColorVibrant ruby red.
NoseBright, youthful aromas of ripe red fruit.
PalateVelvety and refreshing with good structure.
AnalysisAlcohol: 12 %
750 ml, 1.5 L
Serving SuggestionsServe at room temperature. Enjoy with pastas, poultry and red meats.