Sunday, June 28, 2020

Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico, 2017

This was one of the two wines presented at last week's Tasters Guild (American Wine Society) wine dinner. The food was prepared by Gusto and taken home with the wine to be shared and discussed on Zoom. To accompany wild boar pasta, the Chianti Classico was a very agreeable match.

Beautiful deep ruby. Young and vibrant. Scents of cherries, plums, violets and earth. Rich and full palate feel. Ripe fruit tannins and good acidity. If there is any new oak, it is in the background, as it should be. Reminds me a bit of a good Southern Rhone. The wine is very enjoyable right now, but I think it will be even better with another 5 to 10 years of aging.

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