Castellinuzza E Piuca
Brand Castellinuzza e Piuca
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Classically styled medium body Super Tuscan blend - Made by a Chianti Classico producer that is truly classic.
This is made with the original formula of Chianti, containing 80% Sangiovese and 20% Malvasia Bianca; Baron Ricasoli came up with this combination in the middle of the 19th century, the Sangiovese defining the flavors of the wine, the Malvasia making the wine 'lighter and more suitable for daily consumption.' I consumed some of this last night with spaghetti and meatballs, and found it eminently suitable; the color is essentially the same as that of the Chianti, interestingly, middling ruby-red, and the wine shows absolutely classic Chianti/Sangiovese aromas and flavors, particularly sour cherry and almonds. This is an excellent everyday table wine.
Grapes: 80% Sangiovese and 20% Malvasia Bianca