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Famiglia Gattavecchi Poggio Alla Lala Chianti Colli Senesi 2012

Recommendation: Not Recommended

Winery/Producer: Poggio alla Sala; Montepulciano, Italy

Grape Variety: 95% Sangiovese and 5% native red grapes

Geographic Region, Appellation: Tuscany, Italy

Vintage: 2012

Price: $10.39 (with 20% discount)

Purchased From: Total Wine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Pared With: Tortellini, home made basal pesto sauce, onion, garlic and zucchini squash

Tasting:

    He said: Dark garnet color. Light fruit bouquet. Good one-dimensional fruit taste and along dry finish. Just an OK Chianti. It’s really dry and somewhat fruity but that’s it. Would I buy it again…no and I don’t recommend it even at the low price of $10.39. It was a disappointment!!!

    She said: A good Chianti is really good and this one isn’t. It has good points but they are limited: it is dry and medium bodied with moderate tannins. Yes, it has a slight aroma and fruit taste, but it’s fairly long finish has a hint of bitterness at the end. To be fair the pairing with this dinner was poor but it did not improve much with sipping after dinner. Would I buy it again? No, because it’s just not good Chianti.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 13%

Bar code: 089806016743