“Passonero” Chianti Classico DOCG
Grape Variety: Sangiovese 80% and Canaiolo 20%
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Produced in the hilly area of the provinces of Siena and Florence. The name Chianti Classico, today identified by the famous Gallo Nero (Black Rooster) logo, is reserved to wines produced in the most antique origin area of Chianti which in 1700, Cosimo III, the Grand Duke, had already located. It is grown on hilly terrains with altitudes no higher than 700m above sea level, made up of sandstone, limestone-marl substrata,clay shale and sand with a presence of galestro pebbles.
Tasting Notes: Dark red colour, leaning towards garnet with aging. It has a full body and structure, with traces of mature fruit of a velvety taste with soft tannins.
Chianti Classico Passonero 2005
Wine Spectator 01 Jan 2007 84/100