Tasting Date: 1/4/2012
Varietal: Chianti 2008
Country: Tuscany Itlay
Tasting Date Price: $15.99
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
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Visual Aspect: Deep ruby/ garnet red color
Nose: Concentrated nose, showing plum and berry character
Palate: On the palate full and round, with soft tannins and a long fruity, peppery finish
Food Pairing: Meat
Winery Notes: RENZO MASI CHIANTI RUFINA RISERVA 2008 DOCG
Varietal Blend: 93% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 2% Colorino
The Masi family have been making wine for 3 generations. Currently, Paolo Masi carries out the family’s philosophy to produce excellent quality/price related wines. Paolo emphasizes the long term relationship of cooperation with each grower. He consults with them in the vineyard to obtain the highest quality and will pay higher prices for lower yields in the interest of better wine.
This Riserva is only produced in very good vintages, and is released after 30 months of aging, as required by law. The actual maceration lasts about 25 days and then the wine is aged in oak barrels for about 14 months.
Region: Chianti Rufina DOCG
Paolo is a modern style winemaker, and his wines always have good dark colors, and elegant aromas.