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Cantine Leonardo da Vinci Chianti Riserva da Vinci 2008
Cantine Leonardo was founded in 1961, and its first vintage was 1965. At the outset the co-operative sold wine in bulk, and it was only in 1971 that Cantine Leonardo began selling bottled wines. The co-operative has approximately 150 member growers. The quality of the Cantina Leonardo wines is attributable to the ethos of quality that has spread through Leonardo since the arrival of Alberto Antonini as consultant winemaker at the end of 1996.
RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
Started rough (alcoholic) but mellowed in the glass, warmed the couple up on a cold windy New Years afternoon.
A nice, lighter-bodied, balanced chianti. Smooth finish and light on the tannins.
It may not be terribly cool to love Da Vinci chianti, but I love it. But only on day 2, after leaving the bottle corked overnight. To be honest, when first opened, it struck me as generic. . . http://wineguider.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/da-vinci-chianti-review/
It's an excellent Chianti, great with roasted veggies and full of robust flavors. I usually serve it with grilled dishes and other roasted dishes because it just complements that earthy flavor so well.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Cantine Leonardo da Vinci Chianti Riserva da Vinci
Superfruity and clean, with crushed berries, black cherry and milk chocolate on the nose and palate. Soft and round, with loads of flavor. Fun to drink. Drink now.
Fresh and clean, with nice blueberry flavors. Medium-bodied, with a crisp finish. Drink now.
Lively, with plum, berry and a hint of milk chocolate on a simple, fruity palate. Delicious.
Da Vinci delivers attractive ruby brilliance with sweet notes of red berry, leather, spice, espresso and toasted oak. This is approachable on every level and promises to make an excellent match to pasta and meat dishes.
Fruity, with juicy berry and mineral aromas and flavors. Medium body, with a clean finish. New addition to the E. & J. Gallo range of Italian wines. Drink now.
Food Pairings for Cantine Leonardo da Vinci Chianti Riserva da Vinci
This wine is clear, ruby-red in colour, with reasonable depth and good structure. Perfumes of cherries and fresh red fruit mingle with spicy, peppery notes. The wine is lively and fresh in the mouth, with soft, rounded tannins. Good intensity, attractive structure and fine, long length.
Spicy Salmon & Avocado Tower
Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake
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