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2017 Tenuta di Arceno Italian (Tuscany) Red "Chianti Classico"

Tenuta di Arceno 2017 Chianti Classico

Winery: Tenuta di Arceno

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chianti Classico"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 85% Sangiovese & 15% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chianti Classico

State or country: Italy

Price: $20

Cases produced: 7,979

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: October 16, 2020

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and ruby colored Chianti Classico opens with a red plum and mild cedar bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and quite juicy. The flavor profile is an oak influenced red plum with notes of green tea and pomegranate. I also detected hints of red beet, crushed stone and red cherry. The finish is dry and its mild tannins linger and last for a while. This Chianti Classico would pair well with Tuscan slow cooked braised beef in wine sauce.

Winemaker Notes: This is a powerful Chianti Classico with big, bright fruit and high acidity. The nose displays ripe berries, roses and vanilla bean with undertones of cypress and white pepper. On the palate, there is a soft entry while the finish shows tart citrus character with hints of black licorice and clove.

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