Reviewed on 2019-01-24
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Rating 91
Style Red
Blend , Merlot
Vintage 2015
Appellation
Tuscany
Italy
ABV 14%
Price $25.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Dinner Parties, Treat Yo'self, Wine And Cheese Night

Drink If You Like

Merlot, Nebbiolo , Sangiovese

Conti Capponi Villa Calcinaia "Piegaia" Chianti Classico DOCG 2015 Review

Merlot is the person knocking on the door to ask, politely, to turn the music down. It calms down the more aggressive aspects of other grapes and fills those gaps with silk pillows. That’s what is happening here. The small amount of Merlot in this wine takes the loud, bright cherry fruit of Sangiovese and turns it down a notch to express more depth and balsamic. It tames the acidity but not too much, coating the palate. This is a great wine for a cheese and meat plate, but can also hang with grilled meats.

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Conti Capponi Villa Calcinaia "Piegaia" Chianti Classico DOCG 2015
Merlot is the person knocking on the door to ask, politely, to turn the music down. It calms down the more aggressive aspects of other grapes and fills those gaps with silk pillows. That’s what is happening here. The small amount of Merlot in this wine takes the loud, bright cherry fruit of Sangiovese and turns it down a notch to express more depth and balsamic. It tames the acidity but not too much, coating the palate. This is a great wine for a cheese and meat plate, but can also hang with grilled meats.

Reviewed On: 01-24-2019
91
POINTS
Conti Capponi Villa Calcinaia "Piegaia" Chianti Classico DOCG 2015
Merlot is the person knocking on the door to ask, politely, to turn the music down. It calms down the more aggressive aspects of other grapes and fills those gaps with silk pillows. That’s what is happening here. The small amount of Merlot in this wine takes the loud, bright cherry fruit of Sangiovese and turns it down a notch to express more depth and balsamic. It tames the acidity but not too much, coating the palate. This is a great wine for a cheese and meat plate, but can also hang with grilled meats.

Reviewed On: 01-24-2019