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3.8

Cecchi Chianti Classico

Cecchi
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionTuscany
Alcohol Level
Country
Italy
SubregionChianti Classico
Drinking Window
GrapesSangioveseBlend
Wine Description:
Cecchi Chianti Classico is a premium red wine produced by the renowned Cecchi family in the Chianti Classico appellation of Tuscany, Italy. The wine is made from Sangiovese grapes grown in the region's hilly vineyards, which are known for their unique soil composition and ideal climate for grape growing. The winemaking process involves traditional techniques, including fermentation in stainless steel tanks and aging in oak barrels, resulting in a complex and well-balanced wine with notes of cherry, plum, and spice. Cecchi Chianti Classico is a perfect representation of the region's winemaking heritage and is a must-try for any wine enthusiast looking for a high-quality Italian wine. Read more
Pros:
  • Aromas of ripe cherries, violets and spices
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Cons:
  • The acidity is a bit high and can overpower the fruit flavors
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User Rating:

3.6
Sometimes Reviewed

Expert Rating:

3.8

Wine Expert Note:

This Cecchi Chianti Classico offers a nose of ripe cherries, plums, and a hint of smoke and herbs. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied and well-balanced, with velvety tannins and flavors of dark fruits, tobacco, and earth. The finish is long and persistent, with notes of spice, leather, and a hint of oak. Overall, this is an excellent example of a classic Chianti, with balance and complexity. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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