Chianti Colli Senesi, Romitorio
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Chianti Colli Senesi, Romitorio - 2017

Item # 45024 750mL
$16.96/ Single Bottle
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Color
Red
Vintage
Country
Region
Sub-Region
Appellation/Village
Colli Senesi
Producer
Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

Top quality Chianti Colli Senesi from the Castello di Romitorio winery just outside Montalcino. Deep in color, this elegant, well-balanced wine has good length and boasts spicy, black cherry and berry characteristics.


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Staff Pick Notes

Sometimes it's easy to dismiss the familiar. As an Italian kid I'm pretty sure I thought that ALL wine was Chianti. And as an adult studying wine, I've always been more interested in esoteric wine regions and varietals. But now and again I taste a Chianti that reminds me of why this region was celebrated in the first place. Castello Romitorio vinifies Sangiovese grown near Sienna to make a wine which balances fruit (red cherries and red currants) with earthy, leathery notes. The texture on the palate is surprisingly elegant. This wine is versatile enough to pair with most meats, particularly those dressed with herbs. If you're fond of this wine, you may want to treat yourself to Romitorio's Brunello di Montalcino!

- DY

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Chianti

One of the famed wine-producing regions of Tuscany. Wines of Chianti can be made from any number of Sangiovese clones, and likewise the wines span a wide spectrum of flavor and aroma profiles. Young, fresh Chianti can offer notes of raspberries and sage on the nose and an almost ephemeral palate, supported by only slightly astringent acidity. Chianti Classico Riservas, at the other end of the...

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Sangiovese

Italy's most planted grape variety is at the heart of some of the most beloved wines in the country. Grown all over the region, but especially in Central Italy, Sangiovese is the only grape allowed in Brunello di Montalcino, and the main grape in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti, and countless other delicious Italian blends. Sangiovese has shown itself in recent years to be an excellent...

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Tuscany

When you think of Tuscan wine, think of Sangiovese, the grape that is common to most great Tuscan reds (Vernaccia is the only white wine made here). Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most complex expressions of Sangiovese, has the best aging potential. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows the softer side of the grape, containing up to 20% of other varieties. Young Chianti often smells of fresh...

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