Villa Vignamaggio, Chianti Classico DOCG (Tuscany, Italy) “Terre di Prenzano” 2018

($25, Montcalm Wine Importers):  Villa Vignamaggio’s 2018 Chianti Classico is textbook Chianti Classico and reminds us why that category is so popular.  Made entirely from Sangiovese, this mid-weight wine delivers the ideal combination of dark fruit and savory nuances, all wrapped in a suave texture.  Classic Tuscan acidity keeps the wine lively.  A hint of bitterness in the finish offers a fine foil for food.  It’s a great choice for current drinking over the next year or two.
93 Michael Apstein Aug 24, 2021