Familae Piccini, DOCG Chianti Riserva, Tuscany, Italy, 2007
Sangiovese in the main with ciliegiolo, natural cork closure, 13% abv, widely available at about £10.
WSET style tasting note
Appearance – deep intensity garnet, showing distinct tears.
Nose – clean on the nose, with a medium (+) intensity, fully developed, with aromas of stewed sweet red cherry, a hint of ripe red cherry, woody and savoury notes, with a hint of volatile acidity.
Palate – a dry wine with medium (+) acidity, medium grippy and drying tannins, medium alcohol, medium (-) body, medium intensity flavours of stewed red cherry, dried rose, dried red fruits and a savoury note. A medium (-) length, with a clean gum drying finish.
Quality – a good quality wine, with a balance between the fresh acidity and alcohol, which are beginning to dominate the flavours, which are well-developed with a little primary red cherry on the nose, but in the main moderately complex of modest concentration of secondary and tertiary notes of stewed and dried fruits. A shortish length, little primary fruit and unravelling balance, suggests that this wine will not benefit from further cellaring and should be consumed within a year at most.