Duca di Saragnano Chianti Governo DOCG
New to the LCBO General List, Duca di Saragnano Chianti Governo" is a wine crafted with the ancient Tuscan "Governo" method. Akin to the same technique which yields Amarone in nearby Veneto, Governo adds sun dried Sangiovese grapes to the blend to introduce depth, softness and complexity in the wine. While this style may have suited your ancestors from the 14th century, this is definitely not your grand father's Chianti!
Toronto Star Wine Columnist Carolyn Hammond gives this wine a 93 point score writing, "Chianti lovers, the new 2019 Duca di Saragnano Governo Chianti from Tuscany (LCBO 20710 $14.85) is just fabulous. One sip, and suddenly you’re in Florence. From its fragrance of black cherries and cool slate to its generous sweep of flavour that’s round and saturated, dry but not bone dry, this wine offers immediate pleasure. Then, it cascades with flavours of cherries, charcuterie, olive and earth before tapering to a pink peppercorn finish. Just the wine to pour with pizza, pasta or a plate of antipasto. Score: 93."
The Finer Points
Tomato-based pasta dishes, Grilled red meats, Roasted red peppers, Calabrese salami, Pancetta, Prosciutto and Pizza.