Must Buy Chianti
The Perano estate is located in the heart of Chianti Classico
in Gaiole and enjoys exceptional climate and soil. The sire was recently purchased by Frescobaldi one of the great names in Tuscany. The vineyards are located 1500-1800 feet above sea level, well above the altitude common for red variety grapes, especially Sangiovese with its late maturation phase. The combination of elevation, exposure, and the shape and slope of the vineyards offers an extraordinarily unique quality setting that results in intensely fruity aromas and a great tannic structure rife with elegance. After tasting this wine with representative Francesco Balzano on Wednesday, I was very impressed with the wine and when I discovered the price, that sealed the deal. I love $20-$25 dollar bottles of wine that taste like they cost $50 plus!
*2015 Chainti Classico Perano Frescobaldi
$24.75btl/$267.30 per case
(Jim Sirna 93)
The bouquet is luscious and lively filled with black cherry, almond and anise. It is richly flavored but perfectly balanced with dried blackberry, plum, nougatine and hints of herbs and earth. The finish is silky smooth with perfectly integrated tannins, bright acidity and vibrant freshness. Tuscany’s version of fine Burgundy. Stylish and elegant.
(Wine Advocate 90)
This wine comes from Frescobaldi’s new estate in Gaiole in Chianti. The 2015 Chianti Classico is a wine with a firm backbone and bright acidity (the vines are planted over 550 meters above sea level, and you taste lots of crispness as a result). This Chianti Classico is composed of 90% Sangiovese and other red grapes, including Merlot, Colorino, Canaiolo and Cabernet Sauvignon. Beyond the bright cherry and wild berry aromas are elegant mineral tones of granite and flint. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and aged in new and neutral oak.