Rocca delle Macie Chianti Riserva

Another Chianti from the DOC Enoteca Italiana wine tasting. This time aged for a minimum of 18m in oak. In Italy they traditionally use larger and older barrels which allow the wine to mature without adding any oak flavour. This should provide good bodied, smooth red wine with tannins and acidity tamed, which retains it … Continue reading Rocca delle Macie Chianti Riserva

Vernaiolo chianti (DOC Enoteca)

Tried at a red wine tasting at my favourite Italian wine bar in Madrud, DOC Enoteca Italia, this is an entry level chianti. A Young unmatured wine made from Sangiovese 90% , Merlot 5%, Canaiolo 5% Pale ruby purple. Definite red tones.Quite a light scent. Earthy, some red fruit. Dry, light body. Refreshing finish. High … Continue reading Vernaiolo chianti (DOC Enoteca)