Villa Cerna, Chianti Classico (Tuscany, Italy) “Primocolle 2019

($15, Volio Imports):  The Cecchi family, one of the top producers in Tuscany, have two separate and distinct estates in Chianti Classico, Villa Cerna and Villa Rosa.  Unsurprisingly, the wines from the two estates are very different because of the diversity of soil, climate, exposure — in sum, the terroir — even over a short distance.  Primocolle, from Cecchi’s Villa Cerna estate, comes from vineyards at lower elevations on the estate.  It is a lovely, classically proportioned Chianti Classico filled with bright notes of sour cherry-like flavors, supported by mild tannins and enlivening acidity. This mid-weight well-priced wine is perfectly suited for current consumption with a hearty lasagna.
89 Michael Apstein Sep 6, 2022