We covered the artisanal producer Campochiarenti several times at TuscanVines and the wines – whether it be young or older Vernaccia, Chianti Colli Senesi, or IGT blends, never disappoint. Owned and operated by family winemaker Daniele Rosti, Campochiarenti is situated in picturesque San Gimignano and the wines are excellent values.
|~ San Gimignano is visible from the Rosti residence and winery ~|
Today we’re focusing on the most recent release from the winery, the 2013 Chianti Colli Senesi. Daniele is very happy with his 2013s, though he says the weather did create some difficulties for the vintage and yields overall were reduced. The remaining grapes were excellent in quality and that bears out in the wine.
Comprised of 85% Sangiovese with the balance to other red grapes such as Colorino and Canaiolo, the 2013 exhibits a pretty, deep ruby color with violet inflections. This is a baby – only being bottled this past July, but it is already delicious and displaying incredible aromatic purity. Crushed berry, intense floral perfumes, spices and fresh Tuscan brush leap from the glass. This is one of the more floral wines I’ve smelled in a long time and it’s lovely. On the palate, the wine is juicy and fresh with lively berry flavors. Medium bodied, with a moderate tannic backbone, this wine is delicious right now and pairs well with a variety of food. Sweet tobacco and light earth flavors join the bright berry core and fade on a soft finish. Excellent value. About $8-10 Euro. 89 points.
|~ Wonderful value in this mostly Sangiovese Chianti Colli Senesi from Campochiarenti ~|
October 15, 2015