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Terra di Seta

Terra di Seta
2017 Chianti Classico DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 15%
Kosher
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99

Terra di Seta
2017 Chianti Classico DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 15%
Dark dusty ruby color. Aromas of ripe cassis, vanilla, and tobacco with a slightly chewy, vibrant, medium-to-full body and an effortless, intriguing, medium-long cherry, roasted beets and kale, walnuts, and black tea finish. A fruit-forward, berry-accented Chianti with lots of toasty oak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: ripe cassis, vanilla, and tobacco
Taste Flavor: cherry, roasted beets and kale, walnuts, and black tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit-forward, berry-accented Chianti with lots of toasty oak.

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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.