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Red Wine - Castello Vicchiomaggio - Riserva Petri Chianti Classico

Castello Vicchiomaggio - Chianti Classico Riserva Petri 2011

$25.95

Wine Style: Red - Dry - Still 
Region: Tuscany 
Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG
Varietal: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14%
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Tasting Notes
Intense ruby red, nose with small berries and spice; smooth tannins on the palate.

Suggested Pairings
Pair with virtually anything barbecued, grilled, marinated, roasted, stuffed, or fried. Also excellent with hearty pastas.


The Wine
With his 
Chianti Classico Riserva Petri winemaker John Matta excelled in the rare of art of balancing the use of old and new oak, big and small barrels. Predominantly Sangiovese, the grape of Tuscany, this wine is elegant, well-structured and approachable. 

The Winery
Castello Vicchiomaggio has a long and illustrious history. Sitting atop a Tuscan hill, it dominates the entire Greve Valley. The castle is associated with many famous artists and writers. Leonardo da Vinci stayed at the castle while working on the Mona Lisa. The poet Francesco Redi was staying at Vicchiomaggio when he wrote his poem "Bacco in Toscana" -- Bacchus in Tuscany -- in 1685.