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  • pinitbutton Da Vinci 2007 Chianti Riserva DOCG   Wine of the Week Review
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Da Vinci 2007 Chianti Riserva DOCG

Price: $25

Rating: 15/20

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, Continue reading “Da Vinci 2007 Chianti Riserva DOCG – Wine of the Week Review” »



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Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi 2009 Nipozzano Riserva

Price: $22

Rating: 14.5/20

Region: Tuscany (Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG), Italy

Varietals: 90 percent Sangiovese & 10 percent Malvasia Nera, Colorino, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol: 13.5 percent


Tasting Notes: Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi has been making this classic Chianti at its Nipozzano estate since 1864. Displaying dark cherry and floral aromas on the nose, it reveals earthy red berry flavors with hints of clove and pepper in the mouth. Its food-friendly acidity and supple tannins provide balance.


Food Pairings: Barbecued meat, beef stew, aged cheeses


For more information, visit www.frescobaldi.it

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