Fattorie Parri Chianti Riserva Tuscany, (Montespertoli) Italy 2011Regular price $24.00
Chianti Riserva with a decade of age doesn't come sauntering along at this price very often. Lucky for us this subregion, Chianti Montespertoli, is still a bit of a secret, about an hour outside of Florence up in the foothills. The Parri estate, also producing olives and olive oil, is dry farmed and practices organic viticulture on all the native grapes they grow here.
This Sangiovese blend is fleshy and bright with plum and dark red fruit. A touch of balsamic and herbs make the palate really stand out, and a nice textured mouthfeel finishes. Even though this bottle is 10 years old, it holds up well over many days.
Food Ideas: tagliatelle pasta with rabbit sugo, panzanella salad, oven roasted beef tenderloin w/chimichurri, hearty soups and crusty breads