Recommendation: A good Chianti Classico Riserva.
Winery/Producer: Castello Della Paneretta; Berderino Val d’Elsa, Italy.
Grape Variety: Chianti Blend: 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo.
Geographic Region, Appellation: Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy.
Price: $22.39 with a 15% discount.
Purchased From: Total Wine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Moussaka made with roasted tomatoes and topped with yogurt sauce, garden salad with Bulgarian feta cheese and dressed with artisan oil and vinegar.
He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, garnet with LOTS of brick-red color throughout the glass, brick red rim and a touch of sediment in the last pour. Red cherry aroma with hints of rose floral. Generous amounts of cherry & red berry taste with a finish that had supple tannins and was bone dry. SUPER FANTASTIC pairing with the moussaka and a nice Chianti when drinking the last little bit after the dinner was done. The quality was up to the price point and it really made the dinner sing. A good Chianti Classico Riserva that gets two thumbs up from me.
She said: Dark red with a noticeable brown rim and regularly spaced pokey legs. This was a perfect pairing with the moussaka that was seasoned with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg and was especially delicious with the wine. It made for a memorable combination, the tomatoes were probably equally valuable to the total taste as they were homegrown and roasted. As much as I rave about the pairing of the moussaka and the wine I cannot forget the salad and it to went well primarily because of feta cheese that was creamy and salty. This was a delicious Chianti and I would buy again at the $22 (or less) price point.Comments: Learn more about the Castello Della Paneretta vineyard.
UPC Code: 8 10202 00106 0
Imported by: Saranty Imports; White Plains, New York.
Photo from Castello Della Paneretta.