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2013 Poggiotondo Italian (Tuscany) Red "Chianti Riserva"

Winery: Poggiotondo

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chianti Riserva"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 85% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo & 5% Colorino

Region: Tuscany

State or country: Italy

Price: $40

Cases produced: 65

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: May 23, 2017

Wine Review: This ruby colored Chianti Riserva from Poggiotondo is very good and truly Old World in style. It opens with a fragrant cedar and leather bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and slightly acidic. The flavor profile is a mineral infused tart cherry with notes of old oak. I also detected a dash of black pepper. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins stick around for an extended period of time. I would pair this Chianti with Italian beef braciole. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Intense and complex aromas of dark berry fruits, green leafy herbs and a dark chariness. The complexity continues onto the palate with dark fruits, savory herbs, spices and hints of tar. Fine, almost juicy tannins fill the mouth and lead to a long, minerally driven finish.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Poggiotondo 2013 Chianti Riserva.

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