Wednesday, June 13, 2012
2007 Fattoria Vignavecchia CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA (Tuscany, Italy)
Vibrant, stunningly crystalline black ruby color. Laser-focused fresh and dried cherry fruit, along with schist-strewn fragrant gravel and a hint of new leather. Fills the mouth with ripe clingy deep cherry fruit and intense minerality, in a soft, dry, and improbably lithe package. Good acidity too. A barely noticeable amount of very fine-grained tannin provides some texture, and the finish is long and pure. I like that the fruit and terroir shine through and there's no noticeable oak component. A. Was $18.99 from Wines Til Sold Out (wtso.com) making it a great value. Imported by Superior Wines, Cranford, NJ.