Food and Drink Chicago: '5 Fine Tuscan Wines to Love'
Barbara Payne, blogging at FoodandDrinkChicago.com, tasted through the Cecchi portfolio and found “5 Fine Tuscan Wines to Love,” starting with the Sangiovese:
Cecchi Sangiovese di Toscana 2013 (~$15) is very fresh Tuscany wine fermented only in stainless steel tanks (no oak barrels). It’s a violet-red color with bright aromas of ripe raspberry and red fruits and fruit-forward flavors of raspberry, cranberry and plum. YUM! Perfect with spaghetti, pizza and pasta.
To read about all the wines, see Barbara’s story here.
New reviews are in from Wine Spectator on the Cecchi portfolio of Chiantis.
Cecchi Chianti Classico Riserva di Famiglia 2011 91 points
A muscular, powerhouse red, boasting black cherry, plum, black pepper and tobacco flavors. Bright and dense at once, with a lingering aftertaste conjuring up tar and spice accents. Best from 2017 through 2025. 5,000 cases made.
Cecchi Chianti Classico 2012 89 points
This red combines black cherry, blackberry, leather and tobacco flavors with solid tannins and crisp acidity. Finishes on the sleek side. Best from 2017 through 2023. 125,000 cases mad
Cecchi Chianti 2013 89 points
A beam of pure cherry is the focus of this red, showing accents of tobacco, earth and spice. Well-balanced, with a lingering finish. Drink now through 2020. 166,000 cases made.
Here’s a new review from the Wine Spectator of the 2011 Toscana COEVO. It appears in the July 31, 2015, issue.
Toscana Coevo 2011 90 points Aromatic, revealing spice, tobacco and underbrush flavors around the core of cherry and plum. Overall, this is compact, and needs a year to settle down. Fine length. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2016 through 2025. 1,250 cases made. –Bruce Sanderson.
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