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Lamole di Lamole Riserva Santa Margherita Chianti Classico 2010 Wine Review

Lamole di Lamole Riserva Santa Margherita Chianti Classico 2010

Lamole di Lamole Riserva Santa Margherita Chianti Classico 2010

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 1

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Price: $27.95

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Lamole di Lamole

Agent: Vanrick Corporation Limited

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Reviews and Ratings

Stephen Beaumont CSW CWE rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Italian wines at l'Alliance Francaise? Yes, that just happened! I was a guest of l'Alliance in Toronto for one of their regular cheese and wine evenings and the theme was Italian wines, presented entirely in French as is the tradition there. Often, Francophiles are a little dismissive of wines from other countries but those present were polite while tasting three good wines from their Latin neighbour, especially as they were accompanied by cheeses that mostly came from Quebec. Phew!

Santa Margherita is best known for its superior Pinot Grigio, so it was fun to taste a red wine from the same producer - this Chianti Classico Riserva 2010. Chianti of course is made in Tuscany and must contain 80% Sangiovese grapes. While other grapes are allowed in the blend, they are strictly controlled and this particular example is 100% Sangiovese (the accompanying Powerpoint slide suggesting these was also nebbiolo in the blend, this is absolutely not the case and never would be). There was a little of the tell-tale burnt orange colour on the meniscus (the usually clear rim around the edge of the wine) and the colour was ruby-garnet - the colour of blood - as suggested by the grape name. Bright red-fruit notes and pleasingly balanced acidity coupled with soft tannins made this a good wine to accompany cheese, but would be even better with plain grilled beef.

A pleasant wine that is drinking well now.

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