2007 La Maialina Chianti Classico RiservaSangiovese from Italy
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WINE: "Inviting aromas of black cherries, plums and sweet spices, with notes of roses and black pepper, elegant and lush on the palate with ripe round tannins and a long finis...
- 92 Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 90 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
92 Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"La Maialina's 2007 Chianti Classico Riserva is simply beautiful. Readers will find plenty of 2007 vintage character in this soft, expansive wine. Dark fruit, leather and spices inform the supple, creamy finish. This is already fabulous; the only question is how much it might improve in the coming years. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2017."
90 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"I love the acidity in this, with berries and tobacco leaves in the nose. Full to medium bodied with fresh acidity and a long finish. Makes you want to eat. $19.99 or Find the wine."
"Inviting aromas of black cherries, plums and sweet spices, with notes of roses and black pepper, elegant and lush on the palate with ripe round tannins and a long finish." -Importer
"La Maialina celebrates the history, culture, and cuisine of Chianti, famed for its beautiful landscape marked with green, gentle hill covered vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees. Rolling hillsides lend themselves to the optimal cultivation of the Sangiovese grape, ripening to perfection during the dry, warm summers. Settled first by Etruscans then the Romans, the territory has been prized since antiquity for its rich soil and favorable climate for the cultivation of grapes and olives. The earliest documentation of a 'Chianti wine' dates back to the 13th century when viticulture was known to flourish in the 'Chianti Mountains' around Florence. The name ‘La Maialina’ (little pig) references the Cinta Senese heirloom breed that originated in the Siena area during the 1300’s and is the only Tuscan native pig to survive extinction." -Importer
92 - Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
|Taste||red fruit, strawberry and raspberry|
|Nose||asparagus, green pepper and red fruit|