Is a wine spe­cial­ist for Waitrose with tips on grape and grain

Ni­cola Barnes

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FOOD AND DRINK -

CIAO amanti della vite!

This week, we head to the land of Chi­anti! More pre­cisely, to the me­dieval es­tate of Castello D’Al­bola, in Radda, which is well known for the el­e­gance of its wines.

Made from 100 per cent San­giovese, we are tast­ing the Mon­temajone Chi­anti Clas­sico 2011.

The look is deep, dense and dark ruby in colour. On the nose, there are big aro­mas of cher­ries, with hints of vi­o­lets. In the mouth, there is a silky feel. Vel­vety tan­nins lead on to flavours of ripe cher­ries on a long-last­ing fin­ish.

A very el­e­gant wine!

Al­co­hol by vol­ume is 13 per cent and the price is £10.49 (new and ex­clu­sive to Waitrose). An ex­cel­lent choice to ac­com­pany rich pasta dishes, roasts and grilled meats.

Un­til next time… gustare un bic­chiere di Italia!

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