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Chianti Castello di Montauto, Cecchi 2016 (1x75cl)
Through the many reinventions of Chianti, the Cecchi family has maintained a traditional approach focused on marrying longevity to drinkability – think more violets than vanilla – and with notable success. It all began back in 1893, when company founder Luigi Cecchi became a professional wine taster or ''palatista'' – a surprisingly widespread profession in Europe at the time, and one which paved the way for the bottling of the first wines under the family name. The international success of the Cecchi wines was secured under another Luigi – the founder’s grandson – and now the fourth generation, in the shape of brothers Andrea and Cesare Cecchi, are at the helm.
Chianti Cecchi is characterised by a red ruby colour, which tends towards garnet red when aged. On the nose it is intensely aromatic with notes of violets. On the palate it is well balanced with the classic signature of Chianti which make it such a good match with food. This wine is made for food, especially suitable with salamis, hams and white meats. When aged it is well paired to roasts, grilled meats and game. Best served at a temperature of 16-18°C.
Sangiovese, Colorino, Canaiolo