Like all Chianti, Fiorini is made from mostly Sangiovese (90%), with small amounts of Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo and Cabernet Sauvignon aged in oak barrels. This Chianti is a benchmark example: bright ruby red - it’s delicious drinking, with classic ripe red cherry and violet aromas. On the palate juicy cherry and cranberry notes mingle with licorice, cloves and pepper. Subtle astringency and spice tempers the lush fruit with powdery fine tannins on the finish.
This is Chianti Classico, this is definitely Chianti Classico… When we were trying this it took a while to open up but when it did it was on point. This is always the case with Chianti Classico, it’s almost like a spring flower waiting for the summer. This is exactly what you expect from Chianti Classico, roasted meats, pancetta on the grill and freshly sliced prosciutto, lovely perfume with hints of pine nuts and lavender with a pinch of sea salt, medium to full bodied, expressive and concentrated. It only needs a beautiful Tuscan dish to go with it. Drink now or over the next 5 years, enjoy because you’ll love it!
2019 is a wonderful vintage in Tuscany and the proof of that is this stunning Chianti. Chianti in the classical style being savoury, medium body with bright acidity, ripe cherry, salty with hints of roasted pancetta and prosciutto. This is something that can go with any pasta or anti pasto dish, it’s just ideal. Just be careful with the temperature especially now in summer as ideally you should drink it between 17-18 degrees, it brings out the acidity the freshness and the vibrancy.
Rosso di Toscana or simply put, red from Tuscany, as the name indicates can vary a lot but this is one of the best value for money reds from Straccali. It’s quite unbelievable the sheer quality, flawless winemaking and accuracy that they put into this wine even though it is quite a straightforward and simple wine. 2018 is a good vintage in Tuscany, this is ripe with hints of grilled pancetta, prosciutto and a touch of salt. Simply put, Tuscany in a glass! Drink now at about 17-18 degrees, not too warm and over the next few years.
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