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2020 Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico

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March 3, 2024 - $22

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RATINGS

93Wine Spectator

...salty, savory version...woodsy underbrush and loam notes, along with sanguine, iron, leather and meaty cherry aromas and flavors. Lively and balanced, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit and herbs.

90The Wine Advocate

...ripe cherry, rosemary, potting soil and blue iris...lively expression with medium fruit weight and easy-drinking appeal...hits that sweet spot between being approachable and pleasurable.

90James Suckling

...aromas of plum stones, blueberries, walnuts, beeswax and flowers. Medium-bodied with creamy, firm tannins. Firm, clean and fresh.

90Jeb Dunnuck

Perfumed with sweet red and blue fruit... Forward with primary fruit, pressed flowers, and wet stone...round and supple on the palate, with a silky-smooth texture, notes of black cherry and mocha, and crunchy red plum on the finish.

16.5Jancis Robinson

International cassis and cherry fruit nose with hints of garden herbs. Rich and with lots of juice and layers of fine, crunchy tannins that make their mark on the finish.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico

Chianti is Tuscany’s most famous and historic wine district, and the Chianti Classico DOCG is the most prestigious Chianti appellation. Fittingly, it is located in the heart of the larger Chianti DOCG. Chianti’s wines were so esteemed during the Renaissance that the Medici princes of Florence designated several villages within the Chianti region as discrete production zones, setting up the first appellations in Italy. By the 20th century Chianti was Italy’s primary wine export. But the pizza parlor Chiantis sent to foreign markets were inexpensive, unremarkable reds presented in round-bottomed, straw-covered bottles. To upgrade Chianti wines and the region’s image, the Chianti Classico DOC was created in 1967, then upgraded to DOCG status in 1984, with additional modifications made in 1996. In the last 20 years a consortium of Chianti Classico producers have researched new Sangiovese clones, replanted vineyards, updated cellar practices and generally made Chianti Classico DOCG a world-class appellation. Chianti Classico must contain a minimum of 75% Sangiovese. In the 2014 edition of its annual compendium of wine ratings, Gambero Rosso noted that Chianti Classico DOCG wines were noteworthy for their “significant return to a more defined style, true to tradition.”

TYPE

Red Wine, Sangiovese, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is largely grown in central Italy. As the sole component or in a blend, it gives us Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino and Super Tuscans, among other favorites wines. The name is derived from the Latin for “blood of Jove.”