Villa Cerna, Chianti Classico (Tuscany, Italy) “Primocolle” 2020

($19, Volio Imports):  Villa Cerna is the home, and one of the estates, of the Cecchi family, one of the top producers in Tuscany.  Primocolle — literally, first hill — comes from vineyards at lower elevations on the estate.  The bright and juicy 2020 Primocolle is a lovely, classically proportioned Chianti Classico filled with good depth and an impeccable combination of fruity and savory notes.  Mild and enlivening acidity makes this mid-weight wine perfect for current consumption with a hearty sausage pasta or pizza.
91 Michael Apstein Feb 20, 2024