Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva 2006
Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva is a good, solid, everyday Italian wine I see for under $20 online, so it's not a one-percenter. Tuscan Sangiovese, made for food. Here’s just a quick note about it.
Medium red in the glass, the nose is rustic enough - and aromatic, too. Earthy plums dominate the aromas. I find plums on the palate as well, and that wonderful minerality comes through as strongly as the mushroom risotto. It’s very dry, with toothy tannins to boot, but it still felt quite smooth going down. As well as it paired with the rice dish, I’d have it with meatballs in a minute - sausage in a second.