Inviting aromas of black cherries, plums and sweet spices, with notes of roses and black pepper, elegant and lush on the palate with ripe round tannins and a long finish.
La Maialina’s 2007 Chianti Classico Riserva is simply beautiful. Readers will find plenty of 2007 vintage character in this soft, expansive wine. Dark fruit, leather and spices inform the supple, creamy finish. This is already fabulous; the only question is how much it might improve in the coming years. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2017.
I love the acidity in this, with berries and tobacco leaves in the nose. Full to medium bodied with fresh acidity and a long finish. Makes you want to eat.
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