Otto Nieminen wrote:Le Trame Chianti Classico 2002
Bloody brilliant stuff! I guess since I fall in love with a wine from perhaps the worst vintage in the area, I really do not understand the wines.
Brian A wrote:Where I come from, this is definitely not a desirable trait. I fell out of my chair laughing so hard at the description. Otto, please take no offense.
James Dietz wrote:Great intro, Otto... Maybe you should try some CA Sangiovese... why would you think Italy might make some good ones??
Let's see what I can do for you...
James Roscoe wrote:Otto, sometimes you think way too much.
Paulo wrote:I may need to drag you to Italy one of these days!!!!
Thomas wrote:Take one bottle of Morellino di Scansano and call me in the morning...
Clinton wrote:I know the 2002 vintage in Tuscany was widely reviled, but in my opinion the heat of 2003 was even more damaging to the characteristics that I love in Sangionvese. Your list seems to include a preponderance of 2003s. That could be part of the the problem. Didn't you post on the 2003 Flaccianello recently and note that you might enjoy it from a different vintage? That's 100% Sangio, if I recall correctly.
Otto Nieminen wrote:Dale, thanks for the list of producers. I'll try to seek some out. Are they supposed to be traditional? I thought Ama was supposed to be leaning a bit towards the modern side?
Brian K Miller wrote:Have you tried this one: Podere il Palazzino Grosso Sanese Chianti Classico
I found an earlier vintage very earthy, chewy, almost Bordeauxish. It may not be very typical chianti, but I liked it a lot. I need to open this bottle.
Dale Williams wrote:Otto, Castello di Ama is probably the most modern of the ones I listed. But the CC is not as oak-driven as the single-vineyard CCRs or the ones they make from French varieties. Still, there is some new oak, so you might prefer others.
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