2012 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico
The 2012 Chianti Classico is superb. Bright red-toned fruit, spices, anise and leather grace the palate in an absolutely exquisite, vibrant wine endowed with superb texture, finesse and personality...It is super-refined and a real standout for the year. Dollops of Canaiolo and Colorino round out the blend.
Made with organic grapes, this fruity blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo/Colorino begins with aromas of ripe red berries, spice and espresso. The dense palate delivers fleshy black cherry, black pepper and balsamic herbs supported by youthfully aggressive, chewy tannins. Drink 2015-2020.
Cherry, almond, tobacco and earth flavors complete this medium-weight, elegant red, driven by lively acidity. The tannins leave a pleasant astringency on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 3,500 cases made.