Saturday, August 30, 2008

Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico 2004

$11, Aug 2008
375ml, all consumed

Finally a real Chianti! No oak, no obfuscation, no candy liquor, just honest sangiovese in botte.

A beautiful, clean, focused nose of intense, but well measured fruit. Slightest hint of funkiness and a dash of sweetness.

In the mouth it is just as true to Chianti, with well rounded fruit and a lively but civilized acidity. Its texture has quite a bit of pull but never overwhelms the palate.

This wine is at once simple and noble. Definitely a keeper.

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