Tesoro Della Regina Chianti Classico 2012

Recommendation: If your price point for a bottle of Chianti is about the $11, this would be an excellent choice.

Winery/Producer: Cantine Bonacchi; Quarrata, Italy.

Grape Variety: Sangiovese.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Chianti Classico; Tuscany, Italy.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $11.19 with a 15% discount.

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

Paired With: Eggplant Parmesan, garden salad with artisan oil and vinegar.


    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, ruby red color. Slight earthy aroma. Snappy fruitiness, bone dry that gets dryer all the way through the long finish. Good with with the red sauce and Parmesan cheese on the eggplant, but overall it was just “not-bad” Chianti that I’d describe it as a little rough around the edges. With that said, if your price point for a bottle of Chianti is the $11 price point, this would be an excellent choice.

    She said: Mild aroma was followed by a mouth-feel that was light bodied and a little short on flavors. The wine was dry with moderate tannins but lacks the depth that a more expensive Chianti has. For only $11.19 it’s an inexpensive Chianti, but not one that I would serve with an upscale dinner.

    Sangiovese grapes ready to harvest

Alcohol: 13%

UPC Code: 7 47505 00753 9

Imported by: Saranty Imports; White Plains, New York.

Photo from South Burnett Wine.