Rocca delle Macie ‘Vernaiolo’ Chianti DOCG 2016

Sangiovese from Italy - Tuscany
Review Date : 05-Feb-2018
Even, dark ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim. This has a lightly concentrated nose with moderately deep and packed aromas of dark-red berry and bitter cherry fruit, along with dark herbs, a little earth, subtle liquorice and spice and hits of nuts. Medium-bodied, the palate has moderately rich and vibrant flavours of dark-red berry and cherry fruit entwined with herb, earth and spice notes. The fruit is underlined by light, grainy tannin structure, lending grip, texture and presence. The acidity is balanced and wine flows with positive linearity, leading to an elegant, lingering finish. This is an elegant, moderately concentrated Chianti with vibrant bitter cherry and red berry fruit, with balanced structure and some linearity. Serve with Mediterranean fare and semi-hard cheeses over the next 3-4 years. A blend of 90% Sangiovese and 5% each Merlot and Canaiolo, fermented to 13.0% alc., the wines spending at least 10 days on skins. 17.0/20 Feb 2018 RRP $20.99

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