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Canonica A Cerreto Chianti Classico 2012 Wine Review

Canonica A Cerreto Chianti Classico 2012

Canonica A Cerreto Chianti Classico 2012

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score:86/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2014-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Canonica a Cerreto

Agent: Frontier Wine Merchants

Natalie's Score: 87/100

Full-bodied and dry with dark red fruit and a short finish. Great food wine. Pair with pasta in meat sauce.

Chianti Classico food pairings: roast beef, breaded veal cutlets, stuffed roasted turkey, steak topped pizza.

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This Canonica A Cerreto Chianti Classico 2012 was reviewed on July 23, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Luc Delorme rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

This light ruby Chianti puts forward a presence of ripe raspberry and cherry on the nose, with secondary aromas of black pepper. No surprises on the palate with the same raspberry and cherry, although the significant acidity pushes the cherry more towards the sour side.

With subtle tannins and virtually no residual sugar, this Chianti is best described as light and crisp. Its fairly short finish leaves behind some peppery notes.

Nice, easy drinking red. Would be great for an informal barbecue or homemade burgers with friends.
This Chianti Classico from Tuscany is an easy going, food friendly Chianti. This medium-bodied wine is showing fresh red fruit, dusty tannins to pair with your favourite pasta and tomato sauce dish. - Community Wine Reviews

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