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Monte Maggio Chianti Classico 2009

Recommendation: Not Recommended.

Winery/Producer: Fattoria Di Montemaggio; Radda, Italy.

Grape Variety: Chianti blend: 93% Sangiovese and 7% Merlot.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Chianti Classico, Italy.

Vintage: 2009

Price: $19.19 with a 20% discount coupon

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

Paired With: Baked Parmesan chicken, pasta with oil, garlic and Parmesan cheese, garden salad with pear & lime flavored oil and vinegar.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 45-minutes before drinking. Clear, garnet color with the same color rim. Light fruity aroma with hints of alcohol on every pour. Soft with Medium-body and cherry tastes that finishes quite acidic, slightly tart and medium-length. Well it’s not your traditional Chianti Classico. The label said “93% Sangiovese and 7% Merlot” but it taste like they had it reversed. We have had better Chianti Classico at less cost so I don’t recommend it. At best it’s just OK Chianti.

    She said: Dark garnet red with a brownish rim and moderately moving fairly evenly spaced thin legs. The aroma has a distinct alcohol smell with a very mild
    underlying fruity scent. The flavor is more fruity and the mouth feel less dry than I expect from Chianti Classico, but the body is medium and the acidity more prominent than the tannins. The finish was long and continued the contest between the tannins and acidity without a lot of flavor. A decent wine with the dinner, but we have had better Chianti at this price point.

    Sangiovese grapes in the Monte Maggio vineyard

    Comments: Learn more about the Monte Maggio chianti.

Alcohol: 13.5%

UPC Code: 0 89806 01426 8

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

Photo from Fattoria Di Montemaggio.