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Poggio Vignoso

Poggio Vignoso
2014 Chianti DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .3%
Sustainable Farming
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
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Poggio Vignoso
2014 Chianti DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .3%
Medium brick red color. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate yogurt, coffee, and hint of toasted cherry-fig pastry with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, easy finish with accents of cranberry nut bread and cola with fine, dusty tannins and light oak flavor. A nice mellow sangiovese for everyday meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: dark chocolate yogurt, coffee, and hint of toasted cherry-fig pastry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of cranberry nut bread and cola
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lasagna, Spaghetti Bolognese, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice mellow sangiovese for everyday meals.

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Tuscany Chianti Classico

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Chianti Classico is one of the world's most familiar and well-loved red wines. It is produced from a zone in central Tuscany between the cities of Florence to the north and Siena to the south.

The principal grape in Chianti Classico is Sangiovese; a minimum of 80% of this grape must be included in a Chianti Classico, unlike other Chiantis from nearby zones. Other grapes that van be included in the blend for a Chianti Classico include traditional varieties such as Canaiolo and Colorino or even international varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. While a small percentage of local white varieties were once mandated for inclusion in a Chianti Classico, those white grapes are currently not permitted in the blend.

Chainti Classicos tend to be medium-bodied, while a Riserva offering (aged longer in wood) is richer. Most examples of Chianti Classico are enjoyable upon release and drink well for three to seven years; the Riserva offerings can age for a decade or more.

The wines have a pleasant red cherry flavor profile along with tart acidity and a light cedar, earthy finish. They pair well with foods such as poultry, lighter red meats and pastas with marinara sauce.