Chianti Riserva Vinci Cantine Leonardo da Vinci 2004
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.
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.
Strong and mouthful wine. Went very well with robust food.
Extremely Affordable, pairs with lots of meals, smooth and robust.
If you can pick this up for under £7, it represents a good baragin. Fruity red.
External Reviews for Chianti Riserva Vinci Cantine Leonardo da Vinci
A decent, young red, with jammy damson and vanilla that turns chocolaty on the palate. Medium body. Young and supple. Well done. Drink now.
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.
Fruchtig, mit typischen Vanille- und Zimtakzenten. Gute Struktur am Gaumen angenehm weich.
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