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Da Vinci R-Italian DOCG da Vinci Chianti DOCG Tuscany 2009

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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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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

Member Reviews for Da Vinci R-Italian DOCG da Vinci Chianti DOCG Tuscany

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Snooth User: musikchef
64716653
3.00 5
04/01/2011

I thought this wine had great balance. I liked how dry the wine was, yet had a buttery smooth finish. I'd be interested in trying other vintages/varietals of this vineyard.


Snooth User: Bigfatwino
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3.00 5
09/22/2011

A deep ruby red, this wine reminds me of the time I spent in Tuscany. It opens with bold notes of cherry and plum. The tannins are mild, and there are hints of both oak and leather. I also detect a mild hint of the irony earth which so characterizes the region mid-pallet. A perfect table wine to accompany any meat dish.


Snooth User: musikchef
64716653
3.00 5
04/01/2011

I enjoyed this wine. I thought it was well-balanced. I prefer dry wines and this one gave me that but also added a smooth finish with very little tannin. I'd be interested in tasting other varietals/vintages from this vineyard.


Snooth User: dhv3
108245346
3.50 5
05/10/2012

Franco's


Snooth User: pablobus
10269555
3.00 5
02/08/2012

Ok


Snooth User: smithdaj54
829879858
3.00 5
08/08/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Da Vinci R-Italian DOCG da Vinci Chianti DOCG Tuscany

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

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


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

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
10/24/2011

Color: Clear, ruby-red Bouquet: Aromas of ripe plums, cherries and fresh red fruit accented by peppery notes. Palate: Well balanced and medium weight wine with flavors of ripe plums, cherries and red fruit. Lively with a soft mineral finish and round tannins that linger in a long peppery finish. - Winery


External Review
04/23/2011

Deep crimson in color with aromas of cherries and red fruit balanced by soft, round tannins.


External Review
07/30/2011

DaVinci Chianti is a well-balanced wine of medium weight with jammy flavors of ripe plums, cherries and red fruit. It has a deep crimson color and is a lively wine with a soft mineral finish and round tannins that linger in long, peppery finish.


External Review
05/11/2011

Da Vinci Chianti 2009 750ML


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

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.


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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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