Da Vinci Chianti DOCG 2007

Tuscany, Italy

Value, value, value.  No matter if it’s a $10 that tastes like a $20, or a $20 that tastes like a $30 – I love finding a wine that I would have pegged at more than the sticker – especially in this pricy BC market.  Enter Da Vinci Chianti.  An innovative cooperative of winemaker and growers, Da Vinci makes a number of wines across numerous subregions of Tuscany.  This modern approach is reflective in their wines – classical tradition married with current technique.  This is their entry level Chianti (the Classico and Reserva stepping up the complexity spectrum respectively).

Predominantly, if not  entirely, Sangiovese, this enticing cherry aroma leads to a fruit forward, medium bodied red, with deep cherry, spicy currant and earthy walnut flavours and young yet soft, welcoming tannins.  Befitting its provenance, this would be so lovely with a sundried tomato sauced pasta.

Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG): The highest level of Italian government classification that regulates the growing of vines, production of wine and labeling of bottles of wines guaranteed of ‘particular reputation and worth.’ The entire Chianti region is classified DOCG.  For basic Chianti DOCG, the grapes must be sourced entirely from within the 8 subregions of the Chianti region and must be a minimum of 75% Sangiovese.

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Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ...

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