Chianti da Vinci 2008

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The Da Vinci wines are produced at the Cantine Leonardo da Vinci cooperative, founded in 1961. It has approximately 1...

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

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

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, ... Read more

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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
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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.


External Reviews for Chianti da Vinci

External Review
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
05/19/2011

This really is the quintessential pizza or pasta wine. It offers medium intensity and build, just as Chianti should, and big notes of cherry fruit, tobacco, smoke and leather.


External Review
05/19/2011

A pleasant red, with blackberry and a hint of vanilla. Medium-bodied, with tight, young tannins, lots of fresh fruit and a medium finish. Best after 2006.


External Review
05/19/2011

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


External Review
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
05/19/2011

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


External Review
05/19/2011

What a nice surprise! Here is a rich Chianti with a dark, impenetrable appearance and elegant aromas of spice, bursting red cherry and blueberry preserves. The wine is chewy and soft with loads of pulpy fruit on the close. Pair it with steak or mixed grilled meats.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The Da Vinci wines are produced at the Cantine Leonardo da Vinci cooperative, founded in 1961. It has approximately 150 member growers whose vineyards are located on the hilly areas around Vinci and Cerreto Guidi. As part of a new ethos of improved quality, the co-operative brought in consultant winemaker Alberto Antonini at the end of 1996 since when their wines have noticeably improved. This ethos of quality encompasses every aspect of their operation: from better work in the vineyard to a more careful selection of fruit; vinification of separate parcels of fruit; bleeding the must in order to increase the proportion of solids to liquids in the fermentation tank, thus ensuring greater extraction of flavour and colour; and early bottling to ensure that the fruit is retained rather than dissipated. The vineyards are situated on hillside slopes in the Chianti zone. The vineyard rows lie perpendicular to the steepest part of the slope where possible and face south to guarantee more sunshine during the day. Soils here were formed by centuries of accumulated silt and clay sandstone with marl, splintered shale, being the primary component. They are deep and permeable and therefore reasonably good at retaining water. The resulting wine is bright, ruby red in colour with perfumes of cherries and fresh red berry fruit on the nose. On the palate it is ripe and lively, with spiced berry fruit characters and a rounded supporting structure. Tannins are soft and ripe, with a hint of spice from the judicious oak ageing.

The Da Vinci wines are produced at the Cantine Leonardo da Vinci cooperative, founded in 1961. It has approximately 150 member growers whose vineyards are located on the hilly areas around Vinci and Cerreto Guidi. As part of a new ethos of improved quality, the co-operative brought in consultant winemaker Alberto Antonini at the end of 1996 since when their wines have noticeably improved. This ethos of quality encompasses every aspect of their operation: from better work in the vineyard to a more careful selection of fruit; vinification of separate parcels of fruit; bleeding the must in order to increase the proportion of solids to liquids in the fermentation tank, thus ensuring greater extraction of flavour and colour; and early bottling to ensure that the fruit is retained rather than dissipated. The vineyards are situated on hillside slopes in the Chianti zone. The vineyard rows lie perpendicular to the steepest part of the slope where possible and face south to guarantee more sunshine during the day. Soils here were formed by centuries of accumulated silt and clay sandstone with marl, splintered shale, being the primary component. They are deep and permeable and therefore reasonably good at retaining water. The resulting wine is bright, ruby red in colour with perfumes of cherries and fresh red berry fruit on the nose. On the palate it is ripe and lively, with spiced berry fruit characters and a rounded supporting structure. Tannins are soft and ripe, with a hint of spice from the judicious oak ageing.

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