Sunday, September 28, 2014

Chianti Colli Fiorentini

It had been awhile since I had a Chianti so when a steak came off the grill and was dressed with olive oil, black pepper and lemon juice it was time to open one.

The choice was a 2011 Fattoria di Lucignano Chiant Colli Fioretini, the Chianti zone just outside Firenze (Florence).   The aromas were definitely chianti with tart, red cherries sitting on top of a base of Tuscan earth.    The wine had a medium body with cherry flavors and that wonderful dry and dusty finish that is unique to Chianti.  Nothing was out of balance and nothing was great about the wine - it was tasty and true to its origins and it washed down the steak just like it was supposed to do. 

2011 Fattoria di Lucignano Chiant Colli Fioretini.  14% alcohol and $14.

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