Region: Tuscany, Italy
Varietals: 85 percent Sangiovese, 10 percent Merlot & 5 percent other red grapes
Production: 1,500 cases imported
Alcohol: 13.5 percent
Tasting Notes: Located near the Tuscan town of Vinci, Cantine Leonardo da Vinci was established in 1961. It is a cooperative of 200 local winegrowers farming more than 1,200 acres in the Chianti region. A rich, full-bodied wine, the 2007 Chianti Riserva DOCG displays black cherry, blackberry and plum aromas with a touch of vanilla, fruit-forward flavors and soft tannins.
Food Pairings: Lasagna, spaghetti, pizza
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