Chianti Classico, Vallone di Cecione, Anichini
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Chianti Classico, Vallone di Cecione, Anichini - 2020

Item # 27697 750mL
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Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.

Tasting Notes

A Chianti Classico with expressive classic Sangiovese fruit that is succulent and from a formidable vintage. Winemaker Francesco Anichini's family history is a source of great pride that he archives on his wine labels. This one having a photo of his parents during harvest. The winery is still worked by the family and with a mere 4 hectares dedicated to viticulture.

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Staff Pick Notes

If you love family and traditions and wine — this Chianti Classico will attract your attention by its label right away. A happy couple carrying freshly harvested grapes. The multi-generational, family-run winery, Vallone di Cecione, using organic practices and sangiovese and canaiolo grapes make perfect Chianti Classico. It has red velvety aromas with black pepper and violet petals, raspberries and sour cherries. It perfectly pairs with a cheese and meat board to start - followed by any pasta, pizza, or milled flour dishes.

- DK

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