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Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - Princess Coralia Pignatelli della Leonessa's wine hits all the right notes: perfectly ripe red cherry flavors that mingle with earthly...
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Castello D'albola Chianti Classico 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - A fresh and refined Chianti Classico with dried cherries, lemon rind and other citrus fruit. Medium body, clean fruit and a bright...


Sangiovese is the primary grape used in Northern Italy in the region of Tuscany to make Chianti and also for Brunello di Montalcino. Sangiovese produces wines that are spicy, with good acid levels, smooth texture and medium body. In the right climates and with controlled yields, Sangiovese can be made into very structured and full bodied wines. It is usually blended with other grapes for best results and in northern Italy is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon in the 'Super Tuscan' blends.

Because of its ability to create smoother wines with acid levels that pair well with many foods, a great deal of experimentation is taking place with it as a blending agent with several red varieties.