Reviewed on 10-11-2019
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Rating A-
Style Red
Blend , Canaiolo, Malvasia, Merlot
Vintage 2015
Appellation
Tuscany
Italy
ABV 13.5%
Price $17.00 Value Pick  Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Pleasing A Crowd, Steak Dinner, Weekday Dinner Pairings

Drink If You Like

Barbera, Nebbiolo , Sangiovese

The Full Review

Welcome to old school Chianti, when white wine was blended in. It’s no longer allowed for DOCG, but not IGT! This wine is an exact representation of how it used to be done, while showing absolute quality (ok there’s a skosh of merlot too, whatever!). The white wine (malvasia bianca) folds into the wine, touching the structure with light acidity and livening up this extremely soulful (meaning you sip, pause, and can’t help but reflect), and earthy wine. You’ll get the classic aromas of cherry and strap leather, and I don’t think this wine is filtered, because it has serious depth and tannin that are still softening. Ever made a Florentine steak? When you sip this wine you’ll be googling recipes stat.