Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tenuta Mormoraia Chianti Colli Senesi 2006 DOCG

San Gimignano is an old walled city in Tuscany that I was lucky enough to visit during my cycling trip in 2006. Here is a beautiful red wine from that region called Tenuta Mormoraia Chianti Colli Senesi 2006 DOCG. Grown in the clayey soils of the Colli Senesi hills around San Gimignano, these Sangiovese grapes yield a wine that is a deep ruby red in color. According to Vincent from Vinifera (who graciously provided sample tastings of this gem), Chianti Classico's forest undertones contrast with Colli Senesi's rolling hills type of dryer, austere, earthier and more powerful profile. On the nose is a beautiful ripe cherry aroma, and on the palate is tobacco, a slight minerality and spice with very soft tannins. Sampled this delicious red wine with Keith at In Vino.

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