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2012 Le Filigare Lorenzo Chianti Classico
Le Filigare Lorenzo Chianti Classico


 
91 Points James Suckling
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Aged in French barrels for twelve months and then in bottle for four months, this wine is an intense ruby red color. It has aromas of berries, spice and vanilla. It is very balanced with a great finish, and it would match wonderfully with grilled red meats, beef, sheep and fowl.

Bottles of Chianti Classico wine are marked by the DOCGs Black Rooster logo. While this symbol has a clear practical application (setting the wines visually apart from standard Chianti), it also has a romanticized and much-told history. Legend has it that, in the 13th Century, the warring provinces of Florence and Sienna found a novel way to solve their ongoing border disputes. They agreed to a race; when the first Rooster crowed at dawn, each city would send out its fastest rider bound for the rival city. Where the two riders met would mark the new provincial boundary. However, the cunning Florentines gained a head start by starving their (Black) Rooster to make him sing earlier, weighting the outcome in Florences favor. The modern-day Chianti Classico viticultural area now covers almost all land between Sienna and Florence, buffered at each end by the Colli Fiorentini and Colli Senesi production zones. 91 Points James Suckling


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