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January 28, 2010

Chianti Classico Monteguelfo, Italy

2006 Chianti Classico DOCG Monteguelfo
Cecchi, Tuscany, Italy
ca 7 € (supermarket Germany)

Ruby-red, medium-bodied red wine. Nose: Black cherry, violet, lily. Palate: Black cherry, spicy, little bitterness in finish. Good structure (=dominating) based on good acidity and distinct but smooth tannins (fruit and oak). 13% abv. 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo and Colorino. Drink now, or keep 1-2 yrs. It is a nice Chianti, but we have had others that suit my tastebuds better...

Cecchi is the name of the family running the winery ever since 1893. They have 4 estates over about 300 ha of land. The wines can be bought in many countries. Check the website for further information.

A wine for dark meats and many of the Italian dishes. We had it with Pizza from the local restaurant. (Nope! Didn't make my own this time...)

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