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Da Vinci

Chianti,
 2017

$11.99/bottle

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Description

Da Vinci Chianti is a wine with premium, concentrated fruit which is then skillfully crafted into distinctive, fruit-forward, new world style Chianti

Variety: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot
Region: Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Winemaker: Cantine Leonardo da Vinci
Size: 750 ml
Alcohol: 13.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Da Vinci Chianti is a well-balanced wine of medium weight with jammy flavors of ripe plums, cherries and red fruit. It has a deep crimson color and is a lively wine with a soft mineral finish and round tannins that linger in long, peppery finish

John's Notes

It’s been a while since I’ve had a bottle of Da Vinci Chianti, and I forgot what a great value wine this one is. Easy to drink, dependable, and easy to enjoy filled with a palate full of jammy red berries, gentle mouthfeel, and hints of peppery spices throughout.  You can’t miss for this price

Q: By the way, what does the DOCG seal on the neck of this bottle mean?

A: The DOCG designation (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) denotes the highest quality standard as prescribed by Italian wine law.  DOC and DOCG both have requirements relative to areas of production, permitted grape varieties, maximum yield, minimum alcohol %, pruning, trellising, winemaking, and aging.  For DOCG status, the wine must be bottled in the area of production, permitted yields are lower, and DOCG wines are subject to in-depth analysis and tasting by the Ministry of Agriculture to check for typicity (in other words, is the wine’s quality typical for its type, the region, and vintage).  Got it?

Nerdy Details

Winemaker:  Cantine Leonardo da Vinci

  • Established in 1961, Cantine Leonardo da Vinci sources only the finest grapes from premium Chianti and Chianti Classico vineyards
    • Note that Chianti Classico’s vineyards are at higher altitude than those in Chianti leading to greater acidity
  • Cantine Leonardo is situated in the borough of Vinci, just five km from the birthplace of the world-famous artist and inventor Leonardo. The co-operative takes its name from the great man, paying homage to the mind of the man who was universally recognized as a genius and to emphasize its deep-rooted bond with the territory
  • Today, Cantine Leonardo da Vinci is a pioneering co-operative, innovative and modern, which relies on the work and grape production of over 200 individual growers

Variety:  90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot

Region: Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

Climate: Located in the foothills of the Apennine Mountains between the cities of Pisa, Florence, and Siena, Chianti’s altitude provides a moderating influence to the hot climate of Central Italy

Viticulture: We source our grapes from south-facing hillside vineyards outside Vinci and Cerreto Guidi in the western part of the Chianti region

Winemaking:

  • The grapes are gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks with temperatures controlled between 70°F and 80°F. This temperature control allows us to produce a Chianti with balanced tannins and rich fruit aromas and flavors
  • The wine is then fermented to dry for 8 days
  • About 15% of the wine is barrel aged for 6 months in new and used American oak barrels to add some complexity to it

Alcohol: 13.5%

Pairs Well With: Starters, pastas and meat dishes, and is best served slightly below room temperature (64°F)

Reviews

Decanter (92): High-toned cherry fruit aromas. Modern and slick with ripe fruits and a vanilla oak character. Quite an international style with a long finish

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