Villa Rosa, Chianti Classico (Tuscany, Italy) “Ribaldoni” 2018

($15, Volio Imports):  The 2018 Ribaldoni Chianti Classico comes from Villa Rosa’s youngest vines.  Lighter than the similarly priced Primocolle from Villa Cerna, it displays the same seamless balance of bright juicy fruit, spice, and good depth.  Not overdone, it is lively and direct, with just the right tannic structure, exactly what you would expect from Chianti Classico.  It’s perfect for roast chicken, pizza, or a simple sausage pasta.
89 Michael Apstein Sep 6, 2022