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La Maialina Chianti Classico 2008

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
  • V 90
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Winemaker Notes

Vibrant aromas of ripe cherries with notes of sweet spices, violets, and licorice with a smooth velvety finish.

Critical Acclaim

V 90
Vinous / Antonio Galloni

The 2008 Chianti Classico offers up plums, violets, minerals, leather and tobacco on a rich, articulated frame that literally explodes on the palate with a burst of dark red fruit. A tense, wiry finish gives the wine fabulous length. So far, I have tasted very little in 2008 Chianti Classico that is truly exciting, but this is a notable and very welcome exception. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.

La Maialina

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La Maialina celebrates the history, culture and cuisine of Chianti, prized since antiquity for its rich soil and favorable climate. Rolling hillsides lend themselves to the optimal cultivation of the Sangiovese grape, ripening to perfection during the dry, warm summers. The La Maialina wines express the essence of Tuscany and the tradition of quality that defines this historic region. The name La Maialina (little pig) references the Cinta Senese heirloom breed that originated in the Siena area during the 1300’s and is... View More