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Lionello Marchesi Castello Di Monastero Chianti Classico 2006


Recommendation:Recommended as a buy.

Winery/Producer:Castello Di Monastero; Siena, Italy.

Grape Variety: 85% Sangiovese, 8% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Chianti Classico, Italy.

Vintage: 2006.

Price: $19.99 (with a 10% case discount)

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

Pared With: Whole wheat pasta with blue cheese sauce

Tasting:

    He said: Clear ruby red color. Strong cherry aromas. Dry cherry taste that continues on and on into the very long finish. This is REAL Chianti Classico…medium body, dry and flavorful; but it’s the smooth, velvety tannins that really make it good. Wonderful with the blue cheese pasta and sumptuous drinking after dinner. Not cheap, but a real treat.

    She said: The wine was Classico but the pairing was not. Who would pair a Chianti of any sort with blue cheese? No one, perhaps but us and it was delicious. I was served way more than I wanted but the dinner was so good with the wine I ate it anyway. The red cherry aroma and flavor was carried through to the dry long finish filled with enticing tannins. You don’t get such a good wine cheap but I would buy it again at $19.99.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 14%

Bar code: 682065010417