Extremely tasty and priced right, the Cultusboni RS Chianti Classico.
Sample submitted for review. The wine has an SRP of $16 and is available for as low as $13. 98,000 bottles were produced. It is imported by Coltibuono, USA.
Cultusboni RS Chianti Classico was created with the goal of showing a more contemporary style of Chianti Classico made with only Sangiovese. Each year, the winery sources grapes from different areas in Chianti Classico, looking to build the complexity that comes from the many distinctive characters of Sangiovese in different terroirs. The winemaker likes this wine so much, he put his initials on it. With the 2018 vintage winery decided to update the brand name to Cultusboni, which shares the same meaning of Coltibuono or "good harvest" in Latin.
The 2018 Cultusboni RS Chianti Classico DOCG begins with a pleasing aroma of red and black cherry plus licorice, a little mint, some spice and a bit of an earthy note.
Tasting the wine reveals lots of succulent sour cherry fruit with great depth of flavor, well integrated spice and nice touches of licorice and earth. With a smooth mouthfeel, this medium-bodied Chianti is really tasty.
It ends with a dry, long, tart and savory finish. This is downright delicious.
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