2008 Villa Geggiano Chianti ClassicoSangiovese from Italy
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Wine/Winemaking: "A full-bodied wine with rich tannins. You can almost chew the Sangiovese flavor. Remind yourself when you serve this that it shines with tomato sauces, red...
"A full-bodied wine with rich tannins. You can almost chew the Sangiovese flavor. Remind yourself when you serve this that it shines with tomato sauces, red meat and game, roasted herb-encrusted poultry, and dry cheeses. ORGANIC"
"Spurred cordon training. Vineyards 350-400 meters in altitude. Southwest and east-southeast exposure. Yield: 50 hl/ha, temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel lasts about 15 days, wine ages for eighteen months in 500-L French oak barrels (10% new)"- Importer
Andrea & Alessandro Boscu Bianchi Bandinelli
"Geggiano follows the classic tenet that wine resembles its maker: these are distinguished, classy cuvees that nevertheless show the distinct stamp of the terroir. This Chianti earns the title of Classico not just by meeting technical requirements but with its full personality, which shows the balance of bright fruit, a deep, leathery core, and vibrant acidity that is the region's signature. The recurrent theme when Geggiano is mentioned at KLWM is food pairings (a high compliment coming from this crowd) because theirs are quintessential food wines and the perfect accompaniment to so many dishes, especially Tuscan ones, from grilled vegetables to wild boar ragu. When Kermit has the good fortune to stay for lunch, he comes back raving about it, which makes for some jealous smirks from the staff." - Importer