Friday, November 7, 2014
Very dark wine and the aromas were all about ripe, red cherry fruit and dry Tuscan earth. Lots of wines are earthy but, to me, there is a certain uniqueness to the Chianti region earth.
At seven years out from the vintage the tannins had mellowed somewhat in this wine and the fruit was really shining in the taste as well as the aromas. Great depth and length to the wine.
With a plate of sauteed, fresh Chanterelle mushrooms surround by some strozzapreti pasta and topped with shavings of Parmigiano Reggiano the wine was even better. The earthy flavors in the wine and the same flavors in the mushrooms complimented each other, while the fruit just highlighted the cheese. Good meal - great wine.
2007 Fattoria di Felsina Beradenga Chianti Classico Riserva, Rancia. 14% alcohol and $40.