Reviewed on 2019-02-15
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Rating 88
Style Red
Blend , Canaiolo, Malvasia Nera
Vintage 2013
Appellation
Tuscany
Italy
ABV 14%
Price $18.00  Buy This Wine
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Canaiolo, Malvasia Nera , Sangiovese

Cantine Gini 'Il Novecento' Chianti Riserva DOCG 2013 Review

With Malvasia Nera and Canaiolo involved, no French varieties here, the waxy rose petal and violet notes dominate this wine in a nice way giving the classic cherry notes a back seat role for once. This switcharoo gives the earthy tones more to work with, jiving with the floral notes for a true forest floor vibe and turning bright cherry aromas into more of a cherry liqueur. This is classic under-the-radar Chianti like it was back in the day; easy drinking and a bit rustic. The tannins have softened a little with age but still do the work of maintaining a back bone for the wine. This wine is meant for food, as this blend was back in the day.

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Cantine Gini 'Il Novecento' Chianti Riserva DOCG 2013
With Malvasia Nera and Canaiolo involved, no French varieties here, the waxy rose petal and violet notes dominate this wine in a nice way giving the classic cherry notes a back seat role for once. This switcharoo gives the earthy tones more to work with, jiving with the floral notes for a true forest floor vibe and turning bright cherry aromas into more of a cherry liqueur. This is classic under-the-radar Chianti like it was back in the day; easy drinking and a bit rustic. The tannins have softened a little with age but still do the work of maintaining a back bone for the wine. This wine is meant for food, as this blend was back in the day.

Reviewed On: 02-15-2019
88
POINTS
Cantine Gini 'Il Novecento' Chianti Riserva DOCG 2013
With Malvasia Nera and Canaiolo involved, no French varieties here, the waxy rose petal and violet notes dominate this wine in a nice way giving the classic cherry notes a back seat role for once. This switcharoo gives the earthy tones more to work with, jiving with the floral notes for a true forest floor vibe and turning bright cherry aromas into more of a cherry liqueur. This is classic under-the-radar Chianti like it was back in the day; easy drinking and a bit rustic. The tannins have softened a little with age but still do the work of maintaining a back bone for the wine. This wine is meant for food, as this blend was back in the day.

Reviewed On: 02-15-2019