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Volpaia Chianti Classico 2011 Wine Review

Volpaia Chianti Classico 2011

Volpaia Chianti Classico 2011

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $27.95

Drink: 2012-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Volpaia

Agent: Rogers & Company

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Enticing aromas of sun-dried tomato and baked fruit with a mouth-watering juiciness, smooth texture on this classic Italian red wine. Medium- to almost full-bodied with an attractive lean style for Chianti due to the high altitudes where the vineyards are located. Elegant with great finesse. Lovely long and aromatic finish. This wine is a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot and Syrah grapes, matured for 12 months in oak. Produced by Giovannella Stianti. Pair with lamb.

Chianti Classico food pairings: tomato sauce, sun-dried tomato, baked fruit, spaghetti and meatballs, Bocconcini salad pizza.

Perfect Pasta and Tomato Sauce Wine

This Volpaia Chianti Classico 2011 was reviewed on February 7, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

Pricing & Stock Information

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Reviews and Ratings

Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

This medium-bodied Italian red wine is 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot on slopes between 470 and 600 metres high with southern exposure. Barrel aged in large French oak casks for 12 months result in a brilliant ruby colour with intense aromas and flavours of ripe red fruit, cherry, violets, leather, pepper, herbal, cedar, earth and smoke. The finish is long and fruit driven with a herbal lift. Tannins are polishing while acidity is vivid and balanced. Pair with grown up grilled cheese with chicken breast in the middle, charcuterie and cheese, pizza, meatloaf. Terrific! Enjoy now with some potential to age.
Tasted: February 2015
This mouth-watering Italian red wine made from Sangiovese grapes is medium-bodied and made from organically grown grapes. A typical and expressive Chianti Classico for pasta in tomato sauce. - Community Wine Reviews

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