San Felice Chianti Classico 2020
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
Top soil and underbrush emerge first on the nose of San Felice's benchmark Chianti Classico, followed by cherries, plums and finally crushed rocks and crumpled rose petals. Fresh cranberry and Bing cherry are enlivened by orange zest, a sprinkling of pepper and soil, and final whisper of dark chocolate. Fresh and crunchy is the vibe, confirmed by tannins that are still structured but broken in, like a good pair of jeans.
This supple red shows a core of cherry and plum fruit allied to olive, juniper and tobacco notes. Delivers well-integrated tannins and acidic structure, lingering nicely on the finish. Sangiovese, Colorino and Pugnitello. Drink now through 2030. 29,000 cases made, 9,745 cases imported.
The 2020 Chianti Classico is a soft, easygoing wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. Sweet dried cherry, mint, spice, cedar, tobacco and incense give this mid-weight Chianti Classico lovely aromatic presence to match its mid-weight personality.