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Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva 2006

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Deep ruby red color. Sweet aromatic sensations of wood envelope ripe, spicy fruit. Mouth-filling fruit impresses one with its roundedness and gentle tannins; sensations of ripe, sweet fruit lead into a spicy aftertaste. This is an elegant wine that reflects fully the characteristics of its terroir and is also a modern interpretation that embodies Italy's most classic vineyard area.

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Santa Margherita:
Eighty years of “actual” history, but more than two centuries of business activity in the Veneto: Santa Margherita was founded in 1935 by Count Gaetano Marzotto Jr. who, at the time, was running the family’s Vicenza-based textile group, which was started up at the beginning of the 19th century by his grandfather, Luigi. His aim was a very specific one: to succeed in creatin... Read more
Eighty years of “actual” history, but more than two centuries of business activity in the Veneto: Santa Margherita was founded in 1935 by Count Gaetano Marzotto Jr. who, at the time, was running the family’s Vicenza-based textile group, which was started up at the beginning of the 19th century by his grandfather, Luigi. His aim was a very specific one: to succeed in creating an innovative agricultural hub that would break the traditional mould of the time and represent a source of modernity and growth. This vision was perfectly in line with the spirit of Count Gaetano Jr.: a real tycoon who was extremely able in reconciling company objectives with social needs. Indeed, around the Santa Margherita estate – just as at Valdagno around the Marzotto headquarters – he created the first residential quarters for his employees, as well as cultural and recreational facilities. This sensitivity was real and not merely a façade, and he persisted with it through the difficult times of the Second World War and the immediate postwar years. He was an entrepreneurial figure who played a prominent role in Italian financial matters: he had an uncommon knack for interpreting the trends of the world economy (it was also he who came up with the idea of hotel chains, thus giving a helping hand to Italy’s burgeoning tourist industry). He made important decisions that affected the public good, but he also encouraged more widespread development, earning the nickname of “the humanist businessman”. Count Gaetano Jr. had eight children and today his grandson (who bears his name and is the son of his eldest son, Vittorio Emanuele) is in charge of Santa Margherit.For his “revolutionary” estate, Gaetano Marzotto Jr. chose a vast property of over a thousand hectares lying between Fossalta and Portogruaro: a tract of land that the Stucky family had put up for sale, after having completely reclaimed it and made it suitable for agriculture. Where before there had been marshland, one could now admire well-ordered fields. Gaetano Marzotto carried out further improvements on the property: he completely modified the cultivation techniques, unified the estate and abolished sharecropping, introducing new crops and improving the living conditions of the farm workers. These were, for the time, epoch-making changes, and other companies would follow his example in the decades that were to follow. Read less

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Snooth User: Cheri
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3.50 5
07/01/2010

This one is a little young to drink, but it's still pretty good if decanted for 1/2 to 1 hour.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.50 5
12/19/2009

Very fruit forward, with flavors of cherry and strawberry bursting out on the nose. Very fruity, yet with a nice cool minerality. Soft and smooth. Warm bramble flavors. The finish is softly sweet with a chocolate finish. 100% sangiovese, yet it tastes like there's some merlot in it.


Snooth User: smiles813
1063123319
0.00 5
04/12/2012

$18.97


Snooth User: JellyBeans
27560925
4.50 5
10/12/2009

Santa Margherita is a go to in our house. I just discovered this chianti classico. I love it because it is not as tart as some chianti's I have had. Nice rich dark fruit. Great with winter beefs and stews.


Snooth User: winelohver
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0.00 5
04/03/2010

dark, aromas of cherry and powder, follows up nicely with strong fruit entry matched to spicy tannin, complex


Snooth User: nubn
81330930
5.00 5
04/03/2011

Five glasses


External Reviews for Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/20/2010

A Sangiovese wine from in Italy. 2006 Santa Margherita Chianti Classico 375ml


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesDeep, bright ruby red. Nuances of wild berries, spices and cherries. Well integrated oak, blackberry and iris stand out.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/30/2011

Perfect for stay-home dinners or informal gatherings between friends, Santa Margherita (of Pinot Grigio fame) introduces this easy, fresh Chianti Classico. The wine is redolent of cherry, almond, cola and blue flower and would pair well with pizza or... Wine Enthusiast. A Sangiovese wine from in Italy. 2006 Santa Margherita Chianti Classico 3000ml



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Deep ruby red color. Sweet aromatic sensations of wood envelope ripe, spicy fruit. Mouth-filling fruit impresses one with its roundedness and gentle tannins; sensations of ripe, sweet fruit lead into a spicy aftertaste. This is an elegant wine that reflects fully the characteristics of its terroir and is also a modern interpretation that embodies Italy's most classic vineyard area.

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