Peppoli 2011 Chianti Classico, Antinori
Item Number: 29 30 189 11
The Antinori family of Florence, one of the world's oldest and most distinguished wine producers, has lived in Tuscany since the 14th century and celebrated its 625th anniversary as wine makers in 2010. The current company president, Marchese Piero Antinori, believes in the tradition that the primary role of wine is to accompany food and enhance the dining experience. This wine, Peppoli is their estate grown Chianti Classico, made by celebrated Enologist Renzo Cotarella from Sangiovese grapes with a small addition of Merlot and Syrah. The wine is aged in Slavonian oak barrels and 10% in American oak barriques for a maximum of 9 months. James Suckling scored it 90 points saying "There's a pretty blueberry and chocolate character on the nose and palate here. It's full-bodied with juicy and bright fruit plus hints of cocoa. Drink now."