Friday, May 11, 2012

Sensi Risalto Chianti Montalbano DOCG 2010 91+ Points

Medium clear, bright, ruby red with slight garnet reflections towards the rim, medium plus concentration, medium plus viscosity.

Clean, medium plus intensity, ripe dark cherries, plums, black berries, bruised red berry, cherry and stone fruit pips, vine ripe tomato jam concentrate, dried orange blossoms, delicate yet complex earthy note, spicy, hints of leather, tobacco, old barrel influence.

Dry, with medium plus acidity, fresh, crunchy medium plus ripe tannins, delicately juicy, ripe red cherries and plums follows through, textured mouth feels, medium plus alcohol (13.5%),  elegant structure, savory, medium plus complexity  and medium plus finish. So much freshness in this bottle!

Bottle purchased at Checkers Century City, Cape Town, under R 100, great quality at a decent price, perfect food wine, a must try and a must buy, now until 2018

Chianti Montalbano is one of seven sub-zones of the Chianti DOCG in Tuscany, central Italy.

Chianti Montalbano DOCG was incorporated into this classified zone, alongside its siblings Chianti Colli Aretini, Chianti Colli Fiorentini, Chianti Colli Senesi, Chianti Colline Pisane, Chianti Montespertoli and Chianti Rufina. The vineyards of Montalbano are situated on hills in the province of Prato to the west of Florence and the south of Pistoia. These are the same hills that yield the DOCG wine Carmignano.