2007 Chianti Classico
Today’s Petronius Wines 2007 Chianti Classico, upon first pour, is a bit shy and reserved. But after giving it a chance to open up, boy, does it really spring to life!
If you love Chianti, this 96 Pointer is everything you could hope for. This wine is classically robust, with dark aromas and bright, delicious flavors that delight the senses. There is an Old World earthiness to this lovely wine that will continue to reward sip after sip. An easy and flexible companion for many foods, this wine would pair well with a creamy Fettuccine Alfredo with pancetta or an assortment of hard cheeses.
But act fast, because with only a limited availability on this Chianti, it won’t last long!
Deep and dark with a crimson body and a slightly opaque heart. Legs take a while to emerge, before taking on a slow-moving plumpness.
Woodsy and loaded with dark fruit, this wine really smoothes out as you allow it to breathe. Once it opens up, it reveals black cherry, red cherry, dusty barnyard, leather, spice and oak.
Very earthy, with briar patch, underripe plum, red cherry, and bright tart red fruit in the lead. Allow the wine to open, and it reveals subtle dark stone fruit, leather and soft spice.
A long and lingering finish with a tart sweetness and fruit that slowly fades while tannins spread a soft dryness to the cheeks and lips.
A fabulous food wine, we recommend pairing this with a creamy Fettuccine Alfredo with pancetta or an assortment of hard cheeses.
What the Winery Says
This wine displays brilliant garnet color with notes of bright cherry and red plum with hints of anise and wild herbs. Well structured with supple tannins and a long finish.
The grapes were hand-harvested during the first week of October. Following a soft pressing, the juice was fermented in concrete and stainless steel tanks for six to eight days. The must was pumped over four times a day with the required délestage fermentation which gently extracts its phenolic (color & mouthfeel) compounds. Thirty percent of the wine was aged in French oak barriques and the remaining 70% transferred to stainless steel tanks for 12 months. Bottle-aged for two months.
- 96 Points - Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis
- Chianti Classico D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy
- Fruit Variety
- 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot
About the Winery
Located in the heart of Tuscany, wines of the Chianti Classico region signify prestige and beauty. Chianti Classico was the original demarcated Chianti zone, hence the term “Classico,” in reference to the old and original production area of the Chianti.
The vineyards are located on 27 acres, 1,476 feet above sea level in Radda Chianti. Sun exposure is South by Southwest. Vines are low cordon trained.