Contemassi

2008 Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

Sangiovese

Italy: Tuscany

Offer Expired:Apr 24, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$34.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Buona sera!

Another incredible offering from Contemassi, today’s 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG is the winery’s tippy-top wine. We are crazy about it, and we offer it to you, our Italophiles, with our boldest recommendation.

Cask-aged for 24 months and bottle-aged for another year, this wine was held back by the winery until it was perfectly ready. And, boy, is it ready! This is a classic and elegant Chianti that possesses supreme balance, wonderful flavors and heady, old world aromatics.

If you are a fan of Chianti, in this price range it doesn’t get much better than today’s delightful wine from Contemassi.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Translucent ruby at the core. At the edge, a characteristic Chianti brickish hue encircles the wine.

Smell:

Braised cherry, toasty sweet spice, blackberry, dusty bramble, candied hazlenut and toasted oak all meld together in wonderful harmony.

Taste:

Bright and superbly balanced with young cherry, young blackberry and dark chocolate-covered cherry. As the wine opens, it reveals fig, dusty earth, subtle neutral oak and a very subtle and lovely hint of vineyard dust.

Finish:

Mouthwatering and bright, with a very gradually spreading dryness. Hints of pomegranate and subtle balsamic punctuate the finish.

Pairing:

This classic Chianti begs to be enjoyed with nearly any Italian meal. A chicken Parmesan or a hearty pasta dish would be perfect.

What the Winery Says

Appellation
Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva
Region
Tuscany, Italy
Fruit Variety
100% Sangiovese
ABV
13%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Apr 24, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$34.00
Avg. Price
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