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Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy.
Sample submitted for review and this post contains affiliate links. The Stefano di Blasi & Federico Cerelli Chianti Classico has an SRP of $30 and is available to Naked Wines Angels for as low as $13!
Stefano and Federico have a long (more than 15 years) expertise in winemaking together in Tuscany and they have selected the best expression of Sangiovese for you Angels, you deserve it. Chianti Classico is a traditional Sangiovese with good structure, lovely acidity, in two words an important wine.
We’ve been fans of the Naked Wines model for quite a while here at Reverse Wine Snob but one of our complaints in the past has been that they tend to focus on a lot of wines from California. We’re quite glad to see that changing recently with wines like the Barolo we reviewed a few weeks ago (Barolo on the Down Low – Two Tastes of Barolo on the Cheap) and today’s Chianti Classico.
And it turns out that as they expand, they’re going straight to the top. If you’re a fan of expensive Italian wine you may recognize the two names on today’s bottle as the winemakers behind the ultra premium Solaia and Tignanello brands from Marchesi Antinori. Let’s check out their ultra-affordable Chianti Classico.
The 2012 Stefano di Blasi & Federico Cerelli Chianti Classico begins with a very pleasing aroma of black cherry, a bit of spice and some earthy notes. Tasting the medium-bodied wine reveals a really nice, very drinkable Chianti Classico. Smooth with soft tannins, good acidity and a bit of a rustic streak to it, this makes a great pairing for Italian dishes. The lovely, dry finish features a burst of spice and long-lasting sour cherry fruit flavors.
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