Da Vinci Chianti
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Looking for a Da Vinci Chianti and want it delivered to your door? You’ve come to the right store. We offer fast delivery with FedEx on all our products. We get our Chianti grapes from south-facing hillside vineyards outside of Vinci and Cerreto Guidi in the Chianti region’s western half. Our Chianti is made out of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot grapes. The grapes are crushed softly and fermented in stainless steel containers at temperatures ranging from 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. We can make a Chianti with controlled tannins and rich fruit smells and flavors thanks to this temperature management. After that, the wine is allowed to dry ferment for 8 days. To enhance depth, about 15% of the wine is barrel aged for 6 months in new and old American oak barrels. DaVinci Chianti is a medium-bodied wine with jammy flavors of juicy plums, cherries, and red fruit that is well-balanced. It’s a vibrant wine with a gentle mineral finish and round tannins that persist in a lengthy, peppery finish, with a deep crimson hue. This wine goes well with a variety of appetizers, pastas, and meat entrees, and is best served slightly chilled (64°F).
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A Chianti wine is any wine produced in Chianti, which is located in central Italy's Tuscany area, some 60 miles inland from the Ligurian Sea on the west coast. Chianti's closest city, Florence, is less than an hour away, making the region a favorite wine-loving tourist destination. The Chianti region is famed for its sweeping scenery, scorching summers, and a rich history of art and cuisine. Chianti is named after its place of origin, rather than the grape used to make it, which in this case is Sangiovese, as is the case with most other Old World wines.
To be named Chianti, the wine must be made entirely of Sangiovese grapes and produced in the Chianti region. In most cases, winemakers use Sangiovese exclusively, but in vintages where balance is required, native grapes such as Canaiolo and Colorino are blended in. International varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah appear on occasion.
About the Producer: Cantine Leonardo da Vinci
Cantine Leonardo da Vinci is a large cooperative winery in Tuscany. It produces wines in the Chianti and Montalcino regions, both made from the ubiquitous Sangiovese grape in Tuscany. The cooperative was founded in 1961, 30 members of the cooperative farm 70 hectares (173 acres) in Chianti. In 1988, Cantine Leonardo da Vinci acquired Fattoria di Montalbano with 80 hectares (200 acres) of vineyards, and in 1990 took over Cantina di Montalcino. Leonardo da Vinci is now part of the Caviro group, which also includes brands such as Tavernello and Cesari. Today, there are 200 partner producers in both regions, cultivating 750 hectares (1,853 acres) of vineyards. As is typical of most cooperative wineries, a team of agronomists advises vineyard owners during the growing season and is paid based on the quality and tonnage of the fruit. The Caviro connection also gives access to fruit from other parts of Italy. Leonardo da Vinci produces a wide variety of DOC, DOCG and IGT wines from all over Tuscany. These include Chianti, Chianti Riserva and Chianti Classico, as well as Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino, Morellino di Scansano and Vin Santo. Da Vinci also produces several Tuscany IGT wines based on international varieties such as Merlot and Syrah blended with Sangiovese. Outside Tuscany, Leonardo da Vinci manufactures Pinot Grigio delle Venezi, Sangiovese from Romagna and the multi-regional blend Vino d'Italia under the Monna Lisa label.
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