12 pack / Unit price per bottle: $22.50
Region: Toscano, Italy
Nose: Tart cherry, red plum, strawberries and fig
Palate: With a medium body, high acidity and firm tannins
Food: Grilled flathead, freshly shucked oysters or smoked ocean trout
Cellaring: Unlike normal Chianti, Classico versions are often aged in oak for as long as three years, and can shelf for as many as ten
Background: Chianti Classico may only come from the Classico region of Tuscany. Think of it as the “premiere” version compared to the Chiantis of several other surrounding Chianti producing regions.