Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino 2015 Review – Fruit and Spice Bomb

It is easy to get stuck in the habit of only drinking Chianti when it comes to the Sangiovese grape, if only because wine from this region is plentiful all over the world.

But there are other regions in Italy that are known for this particular grape, and if you find that you love the flavors of Chianti then you may want to look for Brunello di Montalcino as another delicious region to explore.

Just be prepared for a bit of a higher price as these come with a  minimum of five years' aging before release!

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Salcheto Obvius 2017 Review – A Fairly Reduced Wine

Salcheto Winery takes an interesting approach to their Sangiovese. The bottle of Obvius is made naturally with (as we understand it, at least) indigenous yeasts, no sulfites, and was not aged in barrels. As such, it was meant to be enjoyed with a bit of reduction going on as well.

But for us, the reduction notes were too intense for our liking.

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Fattoria di Bagnolo Chianti Riserva 2016 Review – Mellow Chianti

On my 2019 visit to Italy, my family and I went out on a day tour to check out several vineyards in Chianti. One such vineyard was Fattoria di Bagnolo where we were able to sample some of their delicious Chianti Riserva.

We bought several bottles to bring home (this and other styles like their Super Tuscan Capro Rosso) and opened up a bottle in late 2020 to enjoy just after ordering more bottles directly from the winery.

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Poggio Amorelli Chianti Classico Reserva 2016 Review – Full of Cherry

I was fortunate enough to visit a tasting room for Poggio Amorelli in Italy in 2019. I found myself here while on a Walks of Italy Tuscany day tour that included, Siena, San Gimignano, and the winery (a tour we cannot recommend highly enough even if the specific winery may vary). During our stopover, I was able to sample many of their products with a massive feast and put an order in for a few bottles to be shipped home.

One of these bottles was their Chianti Classico Reserva 2016 which we popped open to enjoy with a nice steak dinner in 2020.

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