Nittardi Chianti Classico Casanuova di Nittardi Vigna Doghessa 2017 - SPIRITED Wines
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Nittardi Chianti Classico Casanuova di Nittardi Vigna Doghessa 2017
SKU: 62238

Nittardi Chianti Classico Casanuova di Nittardi Vigna Doghessa 2017

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750ml
$39.99
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$29.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Brand Nittardi
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
Purple red color. Intense red and black fruit character - ripe cherries and blackberries dominate, with interesting notes of exotic spices and well integrated oak notes. The palate has a beautifully juicy and elegant structure with an important tannic backbone that gives length to the wine and will make it age gracefully. This is an impor- tant wine that can be served with different types of food. I love to drink it to a traditional Bistecca Fiorentina or to a Pe- poso dell'Impruneta.
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Each year, the label artwork for this wine is different. This vintage is dedicated to a Greek artist and musician. The 2017 Chianti Classico Casanuova di Nittardi Vigna Doghessa opens to a dark and savory bouquet that highlights heavy aromas of tar, road paving and black licorice. There is some smoke and Spanish cedar in there as well. The hot vintage has brought out those darker or blacker aromas on the Sangiovese scale, and this wine is slightly thicker and less acidic in terms of mouthfeel. There is ample power here, it's almost overdone, but I would recommend this wine for near- and medium-term consumption, maybe with some grilled sausages. Grapes are sourced from a single vineyard planted 500 meters above sea level.

Monica Larner, September 19, 2019