Saturday, August 1, 2009

Castello San Donato in Perano Chianti Classico DOCG 2006

When we arrived at the Relais Vignale hotel in Radda, a bottle of the San Donato Chianti Classico 2006 was waiting for us as a welcome back gift. Relais Vignale is a major partner in a corporation that purchased, restored and now manages the 10th Century San Donato Castle and village once owned by the distinguished Florentine family - The Strozzi's. The castle and village is located between Radda and Gaioli In Chianti. This ruby red colored Chianti is a light to medium-bodied wine with Bing cherry aromas along with some red currants. On the palate, red berries were subtle with some acidity and light tannins. Ended with some bitterness. Easy drinking but needs some time to age. For my palate, I would probably pass on this next time. Retails in Italy for 14 Euros. Would pair nicely with a pasta dish or a risotto.

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