Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Mar 30, 2010 Da Vinci Chianti DOCG 2007 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestTuscany, Italy $18-20Value, 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.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) ItalyRed WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring 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 ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.