2016 is such a great vintage for Chianti's so there was a lot of hope for this. It is solid but there are a lot of better values in the market. Ruby in color. The nose has cherries and slight hay. On the palate, this is light to medium bodied. Strong acidity. Some cherry fruit. Simple. It requires food and worked fine with some pasta. It started to show some volatile acidity after a few hours. Drink now.
There is a wide range in style and quality for MdA's. This is one of the better ones that is still affordable. This took about thirty minutes to really open but then drank quite well. Deep ruby in color. The nose has cherries and plums with some clove notes. Medium bodied. On the palate, cherries, slight sour cherries with a strong backbone of acidity. There is some depth and complexity though not a lot. It begs for food and worked with a lasagna in bechamel sauce though perhaps a tomato sauce would work better. It drinks ok on its own although the acidity stands out. It probably
This is really drinking well. If not at peak, pretty damn close. Light ruby in color with some orange bricking at the rim. The nose is very pretty with cherries, slight dried cherries, slight roses and hints of hot tar. On the palate, this has a lovely texture. Light tannins. Cherry fruit layered with earthiness. Good balance. Nice finish. This has a contemplative quality for drinking alone, but works great with food. Pasta and mushrooms are perfect. It won't get better but should drink well for seven to ten more years at least.
The name Soave doesn't normally conjure up thoughts of a long lived white wine with depth, but for this producer and especially the vineyard designated wines, it should. This is golden in color with just a hint of copper coloring. The nose is nice with baked apples and stony minerality. Perhaps just a touch of orange peel. On the palate, this has a creamy texture. A nice backbone of acidity. Depth and complexity. Layers of pears, orange/citrus and minerals. Long finish. This will work great with all kinds of seafood, veggies or fowl. This is mature and won't get better (based on t
I love Chianti. My favorite winery there is Felsina. This is their top Chianti. it is rare and expensive. It is 100% Sangiovese from the Rancia vineyard's highest growing vines. The wine is quite concentrated and complex. Deep ruby in color. On opening, this was tight but with a couple hours of air, it opened beautifully. Lots of cherries and black cherries on the nose along with some char and a bit of a pine forest. On the palate, this is bold with firm tannins. Lots of cherry fruit.
A definite step up from the 2014 and back up to their usual standards. This is usually an easy choice for a go to value in Chianti and wine in general. Deep ruby in color. The nose has cherries, slight anise, slight forest floor. On the palate, this is medium bodied. Very smooth texture. Nice juicy cherry fruit with some underlying damp earth. Nice acidity. Well rounded. Nice finish. This is drinking well now and will continue for at least a decade, probably more. A great match with pizza or pasta for sure.
One of my go to Chianti's. Truly a consistently great value. 2016 is another great vintage in Chianti in general and for this wine. Ruby/purple in color. The nose has cherries, slight black cherries, tea leaves and just a bit of fennel. On the palate, this is medium bodied. A nice backbone of acidity. Concentration and depth that will undoubtedly unwind into layers as it ages. Right now lots of cherries on the palate. This drinks well on its own but really is better with food. Of course, pizza and pasta with tomato sauce but almost any meat or fowl or vegetable dish will work. D