Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pio Chianti 2007

These days Chiantis tend not to be pure San Giovese but to have small admixtures of other grapes to give them more body.The label on this one doesn't reveal this, but I suspect that Merlot was used here. The result is a still relatively light wine, with predominantly cherry elements and a slightly bitter aftertaste characteristic of that variety. Not by any means a great Chianti but, with the instant rebate coupon it comes to $6.95, a good value.

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