95% Sangiovese and 5% Ciliegiolo from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy.
SRP of $9 and available for as low as $7.50. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"This traditional favorite starts soft on the palate and finishes with clean, delicate fruit. Great with a variety of dishes.
Today we have our second $8 Italian Red and our first Chianti in this series.
There's nothing wrong with keeping things uncomplicated and that's just what today's wine does -- and in doing so highlights what's good about Chianti. The 2011 Piccini Chianti begins with a simple but fruity aroma of cherry and other red berries as well as a few floral notes. You'll probably want to give this one some time to breathe as it develops a bit more with some time in the glass. Tasting reveals a fresh, fruity and savory wine with soft tannins and good acidity. This would make one heck of a nice pizza wine. On the medium length finish the black cherry fruit turns a bit sour and a little spicy black pepper comes through as well. Sometimes keeping things simple is the best thing you can do!
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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