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Bottle Price: $56.00
Bin: 453
Name: Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico
Vintage: 2013
Region: Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy (WS:88 - Drink now)
Varietal: Italian Reds
Producer: Marchesi Antinori
Country: Italy
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Tasting Notes: Ruby red in color, the 2011 Pèppoli shows notes of cherries well integrated with the chocolate and vanilla aromas of the oak aging. The palate shows much Sangiovese varietal character. The tannins are soft and silky, and the flavors are long and well sustained.
Galaxy Notes: 90% Sangiovese,10% Merlot and Syrah The grape varieties were fermented separately to realize the full potential of each. Sangiovese was given ten days of skin contact in stainless steel tanks, while Merlot and Syrah were fermented on their own in to obtain soft tannins and to conserve their fruit by means of a complete control of fermentation temperatures. All three went through a complete malolactic fermentation by winter. They were then blended and aged in oak for a period of approximately nine months, principally in Slavonian oak casks but with a 10% of small American oak barrels as well. The larger casks assisted in maintaining the fruity aromas of the fermentation, while the American oak barrels completed the aromatic range of Pèppoli. The wine was then bottled and given a few months of bottle age before commercial release.
Food Pairings: HUNGARIAN STUFFED PEPPERS MARGHERITA FLATBREAD PIZZA BLACKENED CHICKEN FLATBREAD PIZZA STEAKHOUSE SAMPLER PLATTER EGGPLANT CAPRI NAPOLEON OLD WORLD STYLE CHICKEN MARSALA TOP SIRLOIN STEAK