LIMITED TIME – Pay $1 per case (12 bottles) freight on this wine. While stocks last
Mamma Mia! Get your meatballs at the ready – here is a textbook Italian red at a hot price that you’re going to absolutely fall in love with! In fact we loved it so much we’ve landed every last box in NZ!
One of NZ’s very own wine buffs Steve Bennett, a qualified Master of Wine, always keeps his ear (or is that nose?) to the ground for little gems from around Europe and he’s landed one in Giacondi Chianti.
If you love this world famous style of Italian red you’ll love its bright red fruit, wild cherry, herby flavours. If you’re a total novice when it comes to Chianti you’ll find it hard not to love the pure drinkability of this medium bodied, juicy, fruity style red that has a fresh herb element going on in there too.
Local wine critic Sam Kim gave this a thumbs up with a 4 out of 5 Stars review. Sam said “Attractively fruited and elegantly fragrant, the bouquet shows Black Doris plum, sweet cherry, floral and toasted nut characters, leading to a beautifully weighted palate that is finely textured and lingering. It is brightly fruited and supple with fine, polished tannins, making it very easy to enjoy. At its best: now to 2021.”
Pronounced “key-an-tee” – strict Italian wine laws mean grapes must be sourced entirely from one of the 8 Chianti regions and must be made with least 75% of the Sangiovese grape. Deciphering Italian wine labels can be a mission, which is why they have a handy three-tier system of quality. DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) is at the top so you know it’s the flash stuff!
Get the cork screw ready (you’ll need it for this guy) and bust out this Italian gem with your favourite Italian pizzas, pastas, lasagnes and cold cuts like salami!