Straccali Chianti Straccali Chianti

Member Review by VerrueckterDeutscher:

I first tried a Chianti when I was in Florida and immediately fell in love with its rich smooth flavor. I have been looking here in my local area for a good recommended bottle or brand and have found Straccali Chianti to be such a wonderful comparison to the one I had on vacation. I will continue to purchase this Chianti from here on out!!

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Winery: Straccali
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Varietal: Sangiovese
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Member Reviews for Straccali Chianti Straccali Chianti

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04/12/2011

I first tried a Chianti when I was in Florida and immediately fell in love with its rich smooth flavor. I have been looking here in my local area for a good recommended bottle or brand and have found Straccali Chianti to be such a wonderful comparison to the one I had on vacation. I will continue to purchase this Chianti from here on out!!


External Reviews for Straccali Chianti Straccali Chianti

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/14/2013

Chianti 2011 - 85 points & Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast/ Easy, slender and fresh, this bright Chianti (85% Sangiovese with Merlot) reveals green notes of olive and herb followed by wild berry and spice.


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Source: Palm Bay International
11/14/2013

Chianti 2009 - 85 points & Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast/ Straccali hits that value wine sweet spot with this easy expression of Chianti. The wine is bright and simple but the clean berry nuances are enough to pair with pizza or stay-home leftovers.


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Source: Palm Bay International
11/14/2013

Chianti 2010 - 85 points & Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast/ This blend of Sangiovese and Canaiolo is enhanced with a small percentage of Merlot. That addition heightens the wine’s softness and renders a richer mouthfeel.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/14/2013

Chianti 2008 - 85 points & Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast/ This crisp value wine packs an aromatic punch of cherry, raspberry and blueberry. Bitter almond and nutmeg spice appear on the close.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/14/2013

For generations of Americans, Chianti has served as an introduction to Italy’s red wines. Founded by Giulio Straccali in 1925, Straccali has been in the vanguard of progressive Chianti producers. A man of vision, Guilio Straccali sought to communicate through his wines to the rest of the world the scents, colors and flavors of his beloved Tuscany. In 1978 the Zingarelli family of the Chianti estate of Rocca delle Macìe began a long and fruitful relationship with Straccali that continues to this day. United by a shared dream set out by Giulio Straccali many decades earlier, the two families have pursued the same objective: to invite the world to discover the tantalizing flavors and colors of Tuscany, using wine as the ambassador. Today Straccali offers two distinctive wines from Tuscany. Its reputation stands for outstanding quality, exceptional value wines that have earned accolades from wine critics worldwide. Production Area Tuscany, Italy Grapes harvested from vineyards in Tuscany’s Chianti zone, between Florence and Siena. Terrains located at low altitudes (600 to 1,000 feet) in chalky and clay soil. Grape Varieties 85% Sangiovese; 15% Canaiolo and Merlot. Vinification Hand-picked grapes undergo a temperature-controlled fermentation. After a few months in stainless steel vats, the wine is bottled and released. The intent is to highlight youthful freshness and appeal. Color Vibrant ruby red. Bouquet Bright, youthful aromas of ripe red fruit. Taste Velvety and refreshing with good structure. Alcohol 12% Serving Suggestions Serve at room temperature. Enjoy with pastas, poultry and red meats.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/14/2013

/ Clean, prominent aromas of Bing cherry, vanilla and raisins are up front in this garnet-colored beauty. Flavors of strawberry, raisin and clove ride medium tannins to a pleasing medium-length finish. Knock this one back with wild boar ragout or beef ravioli.



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