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Chianti Riserva Vinci Cantine Leonardo da Vinci 2004

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The Da Vinci wines are produced at the Cantine Leonardo da Vinci co-operative, founded in 1961. It has approximately 150 member growers whose vineyards are located on the hilly areas around Vinci and Cerreto Guidi approximately 30km from Florence. 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.

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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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Snooth User: Violetstardom
104035193
2.00 5
01/07/2009

I don't drink much Chianti, but I didn't feel this was worth the price of $24. This wine tasted ok with an italian pasta meal, but didn't do too much for me after dinner. A little too dry and the flavors were lacking.


Snooth User: luv2design
74871280
2.00 5
02/21/2011

Sangria worthy....


Snooth User: Ishwari
3175449
4.00 5
01/08/2009

Strong and mouthful wine. Went very well with robust food.


Snooth User: vonniep
22369826
4.00 5
07/28/2009

Extremely Affordable, pairs with lots of meals, smooth and robust.


Snooth User: Charlton
6996019
4.00 5
05/01/2008

If you can pick this up for under £7, it represents a good baragin. Fruity red.


Snooth User: Alleigh
86155322
4.00 5
10/14/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Chianti Riserva Vinci Cantine Leonardo da Vinci

External Review
04/16/2009

Fruchtig, mit typischen Vanille- und Zimtakzenten. Gute Struktur am Gaumen angenehm weich.


External Review
02/24/2012

A decent, young red, with jammy damson and vanilla that turns chocolaty on the palate. Medium body. Young and supple. Well done. Drink now.


External Review
02/24/2012

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
06/25/2007

This young Chianti, mostly made from Sangiovese, shows red cherry fruit with a dark chocolate undertone. A perfect red to pair with pizza or pasta, this wine is well balanced with a nice acidity.



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The Da Vinci wines are produced at the Cantine Leonardo da Vinci co-operative, founded in 1961. It has approximately 150 member growers whose vineyards are located on the hilly areas around Vinci and Cerreto Guidi approximately 30km from Florence. 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.

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