Recommendation: Not Recommended
Winery/Producer: Poggio alla Sala; Montepulciano, Italy
Grape Variety: 95% Sangiovese and 5% native red grapes
Geographic Region, Appellation: Tuscany, Italy
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
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.
Bar code: 089806016743