Sangiovese is the main red grape of Tuscany and it appears throughout the region in everything from 100% Sangiovese wines to minor roles supporting modern-styled wines made of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In Chianti, wines must contain at least 70% Sangiovese. It’s easy to see why this versatile and appealing grape is Italy’s most widely planted. The thin-skinned Sangiovese typically makes wines that are light in colour with bright acidity, red cherry flavours and a nice herbal tone.
The grape blends well with international varieties, especially Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, which achieve wonderful ripeness in the Tuscan sun. These wines have depth, roundness and warmth.
Contents of Case:
1 x Guidalberto Tenuta San Guido - A rich, intense, full-bodied red wine with intense red fruit, blackcurrant and spicy vanilla notes, followed by an extremely smooth finish. Easy drinking and pairs well with red meat and game.
1 x Le Difese Tenuta San Guido - A critically acclaimed bold, intense medium-bodied red wine with dried cherry, blackberry, spicy vanilla, leather and tobacco notes with a smooth finish. Pairs well with beef, lamb and venison.
1 x Querciabella Chianti Classico - A critically acclaimed, rich, intense, savoury medium-bodied red wine with sweet red cherry, plum, lavender and spicy notes on the nose and palate. Pair with roast lamb, game, tomato sauce based pasta dishes, pizza and burgers. Organic and biodynamic.
1 x Querciabella Mongrana - A critically acclaimed bold, intense medium-bodied red wine with red cherry, plum, red berry and spice notes with a super smooth finish. Pairs well with beef, lamb and venison.
1 x Sesti Monteleccio - A rich, savoury, perfumed, medium-bodied red wine with floral violet, strawberry, blueberry, concentrated cherry, vanilla and clove notes. Easy drinking and pairs well with classic meaty Italian pasta dishes, lamb, medium cheeses and charcuterie.
1 x Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva - This is a rich, modern Chianti that marries beautifully ripe cherry fruit with well-judged smoky oak notes. The opulence on the palate is tempered by savoury notes of clove and a firm structure supporting the plump fruit.