Poggiotondo Chianti 'Superiore' DOCG 2016

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About This Wine

Deep garnet with ruby hues, this rich Chianti Superiore offers plush aromas of red and black cherries with floral hints of iris. Firm, well-integrated tannins on the palate are balanced by a zesty acidity. Perfect for tomato sauced pastas, beef lasagne, bean stews or chili and salami cuts.

"Wines of the Week" "Deliciously succulent with spicy, sweet dark cherry and wild hedgerow fruit but just a little savoury too. Beautifully balanced and harmonious. Both smooth and tangy and finishes so fresh."
Julia Harding MW, Jancis Robinson website, 21 Oct '16

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Sangiovese Merlot
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Brand Poggiotondo
Vintage 2016

Wines of Tuscany

Tuscany, or Toscana in Italian, is one of the most iconic Italian regions for wine, scenery, and history. Located in central Italy along the west coast, its production of Sangiovese wines is world renowned. Some of Italy’s most famous subregions for Sangiovese such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano can be found here.

Tuscany makes both simple and top tier, age worthy Sangiovese wines. At entry-level you have a wine that is pizza and pasta friendly with bright and juicy red fruit. On the other hand, the highest quality representations of Sangiovese are remarkably complex with flavours ranging from sour cherry, balsamic, dried herbs and leather to fresh earth, dried flowers, anise and tobacco.

In evidence of the quality produced, Tuscany produces the third highest volume of DOC and DOCG quality wines in Italy, only trailing Piedmont, and Veneto. DOC and DOCG wines are the highest designation for Italian wines, while you will often see the IGT classification used to represent wines from Toscana that do not reach the standards for DOC/G.

There is another unofficial class of Tuscan wines called Super Tuscans which also command high prices. These wines are often made from international wine varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah, with or without Sangiovese.

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