SRP of $12 and available for as low as $8.
From the winery:
“Cetamura is the name of an Etruscan settlement on the Badia a Coltibuono property. This wine was conceived with the intention of creating a young, pleasant wine, perfect for every day. With this objective in mind, we select the best Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes from various sub-zones of Chianti to express the typical freshness and accessibility of these varieties.
Here we are at wine #5 in our $8 Italian Reds Week, which means there’s just one more wine to go tomorrow! I hope you have enjoyed these reviews and found some great new wines, I know I have certainly enjoyed tasting them. Don’t forget that the special free shipping deal from our friends at Marketview Liquor only lasts through the end of the day Monday so make sure to get those orders in! (In the past, several of the wines we’ve included in these deals have sold out, so don’t wait too long.) And be sure to let Marketview know you appreciate these deals so we can keep them coming!
The 2011 Coltibuono Cetamura Chianti begins with a beautiful, strong aroma of black cherry, spice, licorice and even a few floral notes. The wine tastes soft and rich with lots of juicy and slightly sour fruit and excellent acidity. This is a no-nonsense Chianti that’s a bit on the rustic side just as a good Chianti should be. And while delicious now, I’d say this wine is still a bit young so I’d recommend buying a bunch and giving it 6 months to really be rewarded. It finishes dry and the savory fruit lasts a while. The whole thing was even better on day 2. Bring on the pizza!
Wine in the $8 Italian Reds Series!
- Wine #1: Banfi Col Di Sasso Toscana 2010 – One Tasty and Food Flexible Tuscan.
- Wine #2: Piccini Chianti 2011 – The Uncomplicated Life.
- Wine #3: Tormaresca Neprica 2010 – A rich, chewy, fruity bomb of goodness.
- Wine #4: Vitiano Rosso 2010 – Cheap and Easy.
- Wine #5: Coltibuono Cetamura Chianti 2011 – The perfect Friday night pizza wine!
- Wine #6: Saladini Pilastri Rosso Piceno 2010 – Saving the best for last!
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