Toscana Rosso Giulianna, Vallone di Cecione, Anichini
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Toscana Rosso Giulianna, Vallone di Cecione, Anichini - 2021

Item # 27697 750mL

A Toscana Rosso that's in fact from the Chianti Classico area however without the appellation this vintage. This is an expressive classic Sangiovese that's delicious and elegant on the palate. 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. Pair with a red sauced pasta.

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Red
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14.00%
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Classico
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


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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

Glossary

Canaiolo

Also called Canaiolo Nero, this black grape is cultivated in Italy, but not as widely as in years past. After the 19th century's phylloxera epidemic, Canaiolo vines proved difficult to graft onto healthy rootstock, so it was grown much less. Today there are still pockets of Canaiolo vineyards throughout Tuscany, and it is an allowed ingredient in Chianti - in fact, in the 18th century it was even more crucial to the character of that beloved blend than Sangiovese.

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 spectrum, can be deep and brooding, with notes of underbrush and blackberries augmented by cocoa,...

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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 complement to Cabernet Sauvignon in red Italian blends; this grape duo forms the basis of many of the...

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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 fruit and herbs, while Chianti Classico Riserva can be dark and brooding. The term “Super Tuscans”...

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