2019 Castello Banfi Chianti Classico DOCG

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91 Points Wine Spectator and 2nd Best Value in the World!

Every year Wine Spectator does a Top 100 Wines of the World and they can be of any value. This is the first year that the editor's of Wine Spectator put together a Top 10 Values of the World 2021! All Chianti Classico comes from the communes between Sienna and Florence. This one specifically comes from the commune of Castellina and it's aged 12 months. The oak is super light on this Chianti.

Banfi Chianti Classico embodies all the characteristics that have made this wine an enduring classic: an alluring bouquet of black fruit and violets; rich flavors of cherry and leather; supple tannins and good acidity for dining. Pure flavors of strawberry and cherry are the hallmarks of this expressive Chianti Classico, with earth, wild herb and tobacco accents adding depth as this firms up on the lingering finish. 

Pairings: The perfect accompaniment to a wide variety of foods, including red-sauced pastas, grilled meats and roasts.