The new Chianti has reached
Montenidoli too, a wine that omits the white grapes in favor of the reds, to
obtain a Chianti IGT of greater body and longer life. Macerations that are
more or less long, depending upon the vintage, and then straight into barriques
to age, after which the wine is bottled.
By choice, the grape
varietal is the traditional Sangiovese. The Sangiovese grapes of Montenidoli macerate and ferment
in glass-lined cement tanks. It refines in French barrels and it is bottled
after one year to preserve its vibrant youth. A bright, brilliant red, with a fresh clean nose.
In the mouth it is lively and exuberant with a tough, long aftertaste.
Food-Wine Pairings: a perfect wine for meats, from poultry to beef to pork,
whether grilled, roasted, or cooked atop the stove. Also excellent with lamb, duck, pheasant or ham and salami.