This one is a little young to drink, but it's still pretty good if decanted for 1/2 to 1 hour.
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.
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.
dark, aromas of cherry and powder, follows up nicely with strong fruit entry matched to spicy tannin, complex
External Reviews for Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva
The color is an intense ruby red with faintly garnet tones. The initial aromatic sensations are sweetish and vanilla-like, typical of wines matured in barriques. The clean, ethereal bouquet then highlights Sangiovese's spicy notes. On the palate we again find very wellintegrated oak which, however, soon gives way to hints of wild berry fruit preserve and to that nuance of spices we perceived on the nose. - Winery
With a deep, ruby-red hue, this wine has initial fruits and spices that shift gradually into forest fruits and herbal notes. This is an elegant wine that reflects fully the characteristics of its terroir.
A Sangiovese wine from in Italy. 2006 Santa Margherita Chianti Classico 375ml
Wine Tasting NotesDeep, bright ruby red. Nuances of wild berries, spices and cherries. Well integrated oak, blackberry and iris stand out.
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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