|~ 2010 Cecchi Chianti Classico ~|
Hailing from their family estate vineyards in Castellina in Chianti, the traditional Cecchi Chianti Classico is a solid value and a cavallo di lavoro or "Workhorse" rosso.
Comprised of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo/Colorino, the 2010 Cecchi Chianti Classico is true to it's origins. A dark violet in the glass, the aroma of the wine is so pretty. Flowers, new leather, and ripe berries are easily identifiable. On the palate, the wine displays a more simple profile. There's a solid, medium bodied core of crushed red berry fruit and just a hint of earthiness. The moderate barrique aging adds a bit of spice to the profile. Straightforward enough and tasty, this will be best with roasted poultry, pasta and even pizza.
An affordable wine and a great testament to the excellence of the 2010 vintage. 87 points, about $10-12. Disclosure: This bottle was an importer provided sample.
To learn more about Cecchi, here's a link to my dinner with Owner/Winemaker, Andrea Cecchi.