2016 Lanciola Chianti Classico "Le Masse di Greve” DOCG
Around 90% Sangiovese with a small percentage of other indigenous grapes (ie, Canaiolo). Aged six months in a combination of stainless steel tanks and 32HL wooden barrels. Delicious, easy-drinking Chianti! Perfect partner for pizza, pasta (add the meatballs!), lasagna, simply-prepared meat dishes and poultry. Black cherry, black currant, leather, earth and almond flavors mark this red. Fresh and balanced, lingering nicely on the finish. Sangiovese and Canaiolo. Drink now through 2024.
92 points, Wine Spectator. "This is beginning to close up, with cherry, plum and floral aromas and flavors struggling against the tannic structure. Nevertheless, this offers plenty of sweet, ripe fruit, remaining vibrant and long. Sangiovese and Canaiolo. Best from 2021 through 2033. 1,700 cases made, 1,250 cases imported."