A straightforward, glugable Chianti good with simple pizza and pasta. [I paired with cheese ravioli with two sauces, spicy vodka and marinara.]
Winery: The Cantine Leonardo da Vinci is a cooperative founded in 1961 by 30 farmers in the town of Vinci in the Tuscan hillsides. Today the cooperative winery consists of 200 small growers who own and cultivate over 500 hectares of vineyards.
Philosophy: Committed to producing “authentic Tuscan wine” the grower’s motto is “The better the grapes, the better the wine”.
Winemaking: The winemaking approach is “to bring the new and the old together by blending the centuries-old winemaking heritage of Tuscany with the most modern winemaking techniques”. Grapes were sourced from hillside vineyards outside Vinci and Cerreto Guidi in the western part of the Chianti region.
Tasting Notes: Dark ruby red in colour with aromas of cherry and hints of earth. Straightforward with an easy drinking medium body, cherry along with woodsy nuances were joined by smooth tannins, white pepper and traces of earth comprised the moderate finish.
90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot
Vinted and Bottled by Cantine Leonardo Davinci SOC. AGR. COOP.
$10 [average pice]
Enjoy now thru 2017