And in addition to being a Thursday night, also my birthday. Although I’m to the point where I’ve stopped counting, so who really cares. But I do get to pick the menu, so I’ve got some fresh focaccia from the local bakery, and my better half is making cavatelli with sausage, escarole and cannellini beans, which should provide a nice foil for the two bottles that I just opened.!
2012 Castell’in Villa Chianti Classico - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (3/4/2021)
I guess there may be other producers that folks might consider as (or more) traditional, but more often than not, when I think about what Chianti means to me, Castell’in Villa is the producer that comes to mind first.
And for a middle of the road vintage, this wine is drinking great today - vibrant cherry fruit on the palate, good acidity & persistence - in short, pleasure in a glass. One of my last bottles from a case bought on release, and I will be sad to see these go, as off today’s showing, this wine might have another decade of good drinking ahead of it.
2012 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (3/4/2021)
This isn’t bad, but doesn’t quite run with the Castell CC I just tried. That wine seems to dance on your palate, and this one comes across as less lively, although there is some nice complexity on the palate. The fruit is darker-toned here, and there is a hint of drying/unresolved tannin on the finish. But perfectly acceptable for a Thursday night.
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