Castello la Leccia Chianti Classico 2020
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
|Brand||Castello la Leccia|
The 2020 Chianti Classico is a very pretty wine. Crushed flowers, spice, mint, rose petal, cedar and white pepper give this mid-weight Chianti Classico lovely aromatic presence. Bright acids and vibrant red-toned fruit lend notable energy throughout.
The nose is a mixed berry salad, with vanilla playing up the berries' sweetness, and a streak of cedar providing a woody balance. On the palate, strawberries stand out but are joined by sour cherries and earthy, astringent undertones of soil and herbs.
A smooth red, revealing plum, black cherry, earth and rosemary flavors. Balanced, with powdery tannins lining the finish and herb notes echoing on the aftertaste. Drink now through 2028. 4,200 cases made, 2,000 cases imported.
The organic 2020 Chianti Classico draws its fruit from a seven-hectare site, and 50,000 bottles are produced. This wine is very bright and fruit-forward with cherry, smoke, tar and licorice. It offers generous volume and richness, putting it in the category of medium-bodied Sangiovese wines.