Cantine Leonardo da Vinci Chianti Riserva da Vinci 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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DaVinci Wine:
Wine pervades the culture of Tuscany; it's a birthright. And each bottle of DaVinci wine begins its life just outside the historic town of Vinci. There in the Tuscan hillsides, over 200 local winegrowers have joined together to form Cantine Leonardo da Vinci—an innovative growers' cooperative committed to producing authentic Tuscan wine. This pioneering cooperative encompasses... Read more
Wine pervades the culture of Tuscany; it's a birthright. And each bottle of DaVinci wine begins its life just outside the historic town of Vinci. There in the Tuscan hillsides, over 200 local winegrowers have joined together to form Cantine Leonardo da Vinci—an innovative growers' cooperative committed to producing authentic Tuscan wine. This pioneering cooperative encompasses over 500 hectares of vineyards. These vineyards are owned and run by local growers, such as Lorenzo Locci and Bruno Rossetti. Growers such as Lorenzo and Bruno are the heart and soul of Cantine Leonardo da Vinci. Lorenzo oversees his family vineyard. For 50 years the Locci family has grown grapes for DaVinci Wine. For the last 30 years, Bruno also has nurtured his 7 hectare vineyard with love, care and the Tuscan traditions he learned from his father. Lorenzo, Bruno, and all the passionate winegrowers who make up the Cantine Leonardo da Vinci cooperative ensure that DaVinci Wine is crafted with only the best fruit of the harvest. "The better the grapes, the better the wine," the growers say. With every glass of our wine, you can taste the fruit of their success. Read less
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Member Reviews for Cantine Leonardo da Vinci Chianti Riserva da Vinci

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Snooth User: raindance
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3.50 5
01/01/2012

Started rough (alcoholic) but mellowed in the glass, warmed the couple up on a cold windy New Years afternoon.


Snooth User: infinitenexus
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3.00 5
06/23/2011

A nice, lighter-bodied, balanced chianti. Smooth finish and light on the tannins.


Snooth User: wineguider
553685121
4.00 5
12/21/2010

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/


Snooth User: jess429
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4.00 5
06/25/2011

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.


Snooth User: grunkiejr
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3.50 5
02/15/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Cantine Leonardo da Vinci Chianti Riserva da Vinci

External Review
10/13/2010

Fruchtige Kirscharomen, schwarzer Pfeffer, intensiv im Geschmack, feine reife Tannine.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Fresh and clean, with nice blueberry flavors. Medium-bodied, with a crisp finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Lively, with plum, berry and a hint of milk chocolate on a simple, fruity palate. Delicious.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
11/25/2009

Da Vinci Chianti 2006 750ML


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


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Tasting Notes:

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.

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.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.50%

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