I Veroni Chianti Rufina 2008

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

A sensational nose dominated by bright cherry and raspberry, quickly followed by a smoky hint of pepper, earth and gentle spiciness. The body is denser than the fresh aromatics on the nose and presents a good deal of acidity along with dark fruit and smoke. All around, a very well-balanced and elegant selection.

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I Veroni:
The name “I Veroni” comes from the wide terraces bordering the yard of the farm, on which tobacco leaves and grain cultivated in the plain along the Arno banks were dried up. From the Guidi it passed to the Gatteschi family which, in 1809, built the first stone tank for wine fermentation, partially visible today inside the historical cellar. After the first part of the 19th century the propert... Read more
The name “I Veroni” comes from the wide terraces bordering the yard of the farm, on which tobacco leaves and grain cultivated in the plain along the Arno banks were dried up. From the Guidi it passed to the Gatteschi family which, in 1809, built the first stone tank for wine fermentation, partially visible today inside the historical cellar. After the first part of the 19th century the property passed to Modigliani of Rufina family and at the beginning of the 20th century the firm was bought by Carlo Malesci, and it still belongs to his family. Read less
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External Reviews for I Veroni Chianti Rufina

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A sensational nose dominated by bright cherry and raspberry, quickly followed by a smoky hint of pepper, earth and gentle spiciness. The body is denser than the fresh aromatics on the nose and presents a good deal of acidity along with dark fruit and smoke. All around, a very well-balanced and elegant selection.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

East of Florence youandrsquo;ll find the zone Chianti Rufina, or what is often referred to as andldquo;Chianti in montagna,andrdquo; or mountain Chianti. This micro-climate unique to the DOCG of Chianti has the highest terrain in the area allowing for maximum ripeness, while cooler evening temperatures preserve the freshness of the grapes grown there. The 2008 vintage of I Veroni shows a nose of ripe strawberry and aniseed. The zesty flavors of black cherry and strawberry found within are complemented by a dash of black pepper, woodsy notes and snappy acidity. Bring on the red sauce.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Ruby-red with a pale rim. Initially reticent aromas of red plum and underbrush. Sweeter and richer in the mouth, with good depth to the red cherry, plum, underbrush and mineral flavors. Finishes a little simple and austere, with a lingering plum note and chalky tannins. Readers should note that my bottle improved markedly with air, becoming considerably fruitier in the glass.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

East of Florence yoursquo;ll find the zone Chianti Rufina, or what is often referred to as ldquo;Chianti in montagna,rdquo; or mountain Chianti. This micro-climate unique to the DOCG of Chianti has the highest terrain in the area allowing for maximum ripeness, while cooler evening temperatures preserve the freshness of the grapes grown there. The 2008 vintage of I Veroni shows a nose of ripe strawberry and aniseed. The zesty flavors of black cherry and strawberry found within are complemented by a dash of black pepper, woodsy notes and snappy acidity. Bring on the red sauce.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

From a family-owned business, this Chianti is one of the best selling wines in Florence, Italy. It starts off with a bright ruby red color and a delicate fragrance. Flavors of blackberries, and dried plum are layered with spice and leather. The wine has well-balanced acidity and a clean and long-lasting finish. It is intense and fruit-forward, ready for drinking immediately, but over time it gains an added complexity. Serve with eggplant parmesan or chicken cacciatore.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Notes of tobacco or dried herbs give this Chianti Rufina a masculine, austere first nose. Ripe fruit notes of cherry and blackberry emerge slowly with time and translate into pulpy, slightly sweet sensations on the close.




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