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Tenuta Poggio Ai Mandorli

Tenuta Poggio Ai Mandorli
2013 Gran Selezione, Chianti Classico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29.99
Cellar Selection

Tenuta Poggio Ai Mandorli
2013 Gran Selezione, Chianti Classico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of dried cherries, flower patch earth, and spiced chocolate with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, delightful, medium-long finish with elements of roasted nuts, cedar, cranberry, and earth with dusty, earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A serious, dry Chianti with bright fruit and great structure.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: dried cherries, flower patch earth, and spiced chocolate
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of roasted nuts, cedar, cranberry, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stroganoff, Spaghetti Carbonara, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A serious, dry Chianti with bright fruit and great structure.

The Importer

G.K. Skaggs

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

Their Portfolio

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.