Full Review

Vignano

Vignano
2015 Il Primo Superiore, Chianti Superiore DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Superiore

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$35

Vignano
2015 Il Primo Superiore, Chianti Superiore DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Superiore

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .1%
Opaque ruby black color. Interesting aromas and flavors of chocolate nuts and berries, banana nut muffin, grilled pomegranate, and honeycomb with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, delightful, medium-long finish that presents accents of chocolate orange peel and meringue with light oak flavor. A bright, satisfying Chianti with ample fruit and nice integration of flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: chocolate nuts and berries, banana nut muffin, grilled pomegranate, and honeycomb
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of chocolate orange peel and meringue
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Rilettes With A Cherry Jelly, Ham With Mostarda, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright, satisfying Chianti with ample fruit and nice integration of flavors.

The Producer

Societa Agricola Fanucci

The Producer
302 Via Vignano
Certaldo, 50052
Italy
39 -571660144

Tuscany Chianti Superiore

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Chianti Superiore is a closely related cousin to Chianti Classico. It is produced from zones in Tuscany outside of the Classico sub-region of Chianti, namely the provinces of Arezzo, Florence, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.

The principal grape in Chianti Superiore is Sangiovese, which must be at least 80% of the blend and aged for at least nine months. Other grapes that van be included in the blend for a Chianti Superiore include traditional varieties such as Canaiolo and Colorino.

Chainti Superiores tend to be medium-bodied and easy drinking. Most examples of Chianti Superiore are enjoyable upon release and drink well for three to seven years. The wines have a pleasant sour cherry flavor profile along with tangy, food-friendly acidity and a light minerally, earthy finish. They pair well with foods such as dark poultry, lighter red meats and pastas with meat sauce.