Hmmmm. I seem to be on a Chianti roll of late. Thursday night supper. Pesto, Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella flatbread pizza and this $4.99 bottle of Chinti.
Well the DOCG label says that it is from Tuscany, an `08 dry red wine.
Pre-Vinturi: First sip. It is dry, with some tannins, acidic, has a kind of afterburn as it goes down my throat. Not necessarily a bad thing, just a reminder that this may be a food wine. Tastes of tart Raspberries.
After Vinturi: Woodier, dryer - less of the raspberry taste. Don't decant it. It is better right from the bottle. It still has the afterburn though. I won't buy it again.
When I first poured this bottle, it was slightly chilled, and pretty palatable. But as it warmed to the tropical temperature that my landlord keeps my apartment at, the wine was undrinkable. I poured the balance into my new oak vinegar barrel.