Banfi Chianti Classico embodies all the characteristics that have made this wine an enduring classic: an alluring bouquet of black fruit and violets; rich flavors of cherry and leather; supple tannins and good acidity for dining. Fermentation takes place with a traditional skin contact ·of8· to 10· days. Aging in French oak barriques for 7 months follows. Bottling is carried out in the summer following the harvest.
Banfi Chianti Classico is the perfect accompaniment to a wide variety of foods, including red-sauced pastas, grilled meats, and roasts.
“Using predominantly Sangiovese grapes in this wine gave it a full-bodied texture with flavors of plums, black cherries,mochaand hints of leather and earth. ”
Frank Suther/and & Kate Suther/and – Tennessean – April, 2007
Sommelier Journal, August 2008
(Banfi Chianti Classico) From a winery better known for its fruity, bold, well-structured Brunellos, this Sangiovese is blended with nominal amounts of Canaiolo Nero and Cabernet Sauvignon. A saturated ruby in color, it has aromas of mulberry, orange-spice tea, peppermint, rhubarb, and cedar. It’s medium-bodied and as fruit-forward as one might expect from this producer, with bright notes of plum and cherry, gentle fruit and soft oak tannins, and a long, dark-cherry finish.
Tasting Date: July 2008
Country: Italy, Tuscany
Retail Price on Tasting Date: $14.99