Cecchi, Chianti Classico DOCG (Tuscany, Italy) “Storia di Famiglia” 2019

($27, Terlato Wines International):  This Chianti Classico shows why Cecchi is one of Tuscany’s top producers.  Based in Castellina in Chianti, the heart of Chianti Classico region, Cecchi has fashioned a lovely, mid-weight wine that combines savory elements — earthy notes — with cherry-scented flavors.  Suave tannins provide structure and allow for current enjoyment.  This a balanced Chianti Classico, filled with energy and a welcome, subtly bitter finish.  It is clearly not an overdone fruit bomb.  Penne with sausage and broccoli rabe, anyone?
93 Michael Apstein Apr 12, 2022