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Ricasoli Chianti del Barone 2009, Sangiovese Wine

Ricasoli Chianti del Barone 2009, Sangiovese Wine

Origin: Italy - Tuscany
Characteristics: I'm just guessing but might this be governo Chianti? I mean 2009 in August 2010. I left my note taking to see if I could confirm this on the web but no luck. Anyway it is my suspicions are only reinforced at tasting the wine. Governo is where grape must is added to a wine just as it finishes alcoholic fermentation. It was originally used to reinvigorate a stuck fermentation but it produces a wine that is very pleasant early in its life. Rare in Chianti these days but great fun.

The nose is dark cherries, not a clear red cherry though the classic red cherry is a lovely component of the flavours. A really fun Chianti for early enjoyment; 2009 how much earlier could you get? If you haven’t had a governo before you owe it to yourself. – Wine review by LAC. September 2010.
Expert Review
Chianti Del Barone is the estate’s newest addition to its portfolio of “Best In Class” Chiantis. This wine is best enjoyed young.


Sangiovese with a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

TASTING NOTES:
Lively, balanced and well-rounded. Bright ruby red in color, it expresses its very pleasant drinkability in notes of currant, wild violet and plum.

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Price: $16.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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