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Candoni

Candoni
2016 Chianti DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta

Category: Tuscany Chianti Normale

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .4%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$12

Candoni
2016 Chianti DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta

Category: Tuscany Chianti Normale

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .4%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate caramel brownie, dried blueberries, and india ink and oak with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a rapid finish manifesting shades of honeyed berries and earth with light oak flavor. A bright and earthy Chianti for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: chocolate caramel brownie, dried blueberries, and India ink and oak
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of honeyed berries and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Spaghetti Bolognese, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and earthy Chianti for the table.

The Producer

Candoni Wines

The Producer
Piazza Martiri della Liberta 8
Calamandrana,
Italy

Tuscany Chianti Normale

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
The Chianti zone, situated between the cities of Florence and Siena in Tuscany, constitutes the zone where a Chianti normale can be produced. The wine is made primarily with Sangiovese, with other grapes in the blend being local varieties such as Canaiolo or Colorino or international varieties such as Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon.

Chianti normale is light to medium-bodied with red cherry fruit, moderate tannins and tart acidity; it has always been popular in restaurants, especially as the prices are moderate. Drink young (one to two years of age) with pizza, lighter pastas and simple chicken or pork dishes.