SRP of $15 and available widely for $14. Sample submitted for review.
From the winery:
“Natio, Italian for “native”, reflects the Cecchi family’s enduring respect for native soil, environment and people. Produced from organically grown, indigenous grapes, this wine capture the essence of small vineyard parcels situated within the historic Chianti region. The name itself draws what is the real protagonist in its conception, Nature. Natio is a product with a strong identity and uniqueness, with the aim of taking care of every detail and particular. During the production all the process are checked by both technicians of the company, to the person in charge of external control. All efforts are directed to obtain a fresh and fragrant wine, combined with a good structure of lively ruby red, Chianti Natio has intense aromas of fresh fruit with hints of spices. It is well- balanced and structured, soft, with notes that remind cherry, blueberry and plum.
The 2011 Cecchi Natio Chianti exhibits fresh aromas of tart, dark fruit along with a little smoked meat and a hint of Italian spices. The wine is nicely balanced and quite tasty with loads of succulent sour cherry and other red berry fruit. You’ll also find good acidity in this excellent food wine. It ends dry with chewy tannins, more sour fruit and an excellent spiciness on the long, slightly astringent finish.