2010 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico (Elsewhere $26)
Young, fresh and broad perfume with wild berry fruit and a smoky nuance. Palate is dry, intense and concentrated with more than average body for the vintage and sweet spice on the finish.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good deep red-ruby. Truffle, violet and mocha aromas are complicated by minerals on the enticing nose. Creamy in texture but with good freshness to the raspberry and truffle flavors. At once powerful and plump, conveying a savory impression. Finishes smooth and long, but with a firm edge.
This is a K&L Direct Import. What that means to you, the consumer, is that we think the wines from this producer are SO GOOD that we import them ourselves. It also means that the wines are incredible values, because we don't have to pay any middle men. Rocca di Montegrossi is located in the commune of Gaiole in Chianti, near the church of San Marcellino. This, the estate's flagship wine, is predominantly Sangiovese (90%) with equal parts Canaiolo and Colorino, aged in large casks for 14 months and in bottle for another year. It is classic Chianti, polished and fresh, with bright cherry fruit, well-integrated tannins and spice. Drink now with some air, or cellar.