2016 Chianti Classico (Monteraponi)
Monteraponi, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy 201695% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo CHERRY & BLACKBERRY, TOBACCO & ROSE PETAL, UNDERBRUSH The central, Classico zone of Chianti country carries almost as much clout, additionally, as the famed Etruscan region itself does. Don’t agonize too much about not seeing the consortium’s rooster around the neck. It’s on the back label. Monteraponi produces its beautiful, classical Classico offering with eyes trained on tradition and terroir. Tasting of forest ethereality and earth, it’s aged in Slavonian oak and concrete for almost two and a half years before finding its way into the bottle. Serving Suggestion: Seared rib-eye w/ balsamic vinegar glaze, shallots & black pepper. Russian black bread or pumpernickel w/ a Havarti/garlic/mayonnaise spread & alfalfa sprouts.