Banfi Chianti Classico

Chianti has long been regarded by many as the “most Italian” of wines, not only because it is the most widely produced classified wine, but also because it possesses a unique personality.

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
Varietal: Chianto
Country: Italy, Tuscany
Retail Price on Tasting Date: $14.99

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