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Tenuta Poggio Ai Mandorli

Tenuta Poggio Ai Mandorli
2012 Chianti Classico Riserva

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Riserva

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$24.99

Tenuta Poggio Ai Mandorli
2012 Chianti Classico Riserva

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Riserva

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13%
Dusty garnet color. Earthy aromas and flavors of leather, dried cherries, and wet clay with a supple, crisp, dryish medium body and a graceful, crisp grilled apple, nut skin, and dusty earth finish with barky tannins and heavy oak. A firm, tannic Chianti for meat dishes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: leather, dried cherries, and wet clay
Taste Flavor: grilled apple, nut skin, and dusty earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Kabobs, Short Ribs, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A firm, tannic Chianti for meat dishes.

The Importer

G.K. Skaggs

The Importer
100 Pacifica, Suite 450
Irvine, CA 92618
USA
1 949-752-1500

Their Portfolio

Tuscany Chianti Riserva

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Chianti Riserva is a Chianti wine that has been aged longer in wood and in the cellar. The exact aging period differs with the specific Chianti zone (there are seven in total, along with Chianti Classico). A typical release period for a Chianti Riserva is two years after the harvest ( a non-Riserva can be released as early as six to eight months after harvest).

Asa Riserva is aged longer in wood, a producer will make certain that a Riserva is a "better" wine than his Chianti normale; in other words, a richer, more complex Chianti, one that can drink well for five to seven years or more.

A Chianti Riserva can stand up to richer foods than a Chianti normale; pair with rich red meats, game and aged cheeses.