Castello Sonnino, Chianti Montepertoli, Italy 2016
One of a pair of superb Tuscan reds imported from Castello Sonnino, a 13th century estate that I discovered when I was cycling south from Florence last October.
Their Chianti is classified as a Chianti Montepertoli DOCG - Montespertoli being the smallest of the Chianti sub zones. It is unoaked, made from 80% Sangiovese and 15% Caniolo with 5% of white grapes to give an extra lightness and freshness of character.
Offered: November 2017
Vintage report: A good year which produced reds with plenty of body and excellent aromatics.
Drinking window: 2017 - 2019
Food matching: Chianti is famously food-friendly and this would be a great match for tomato based pasta dishes, pizza, lasagna, or even roast chicken.