Thursday, January 27, 2005

Quick Swirl: Vignamaggio Chianti Classico 2000 (NW)

Vignamaggio Chianti Classico 2000:

Earth and olives on the nose
Fruit kicks in on the palate
Fairly smooth finish with just enough tartness to deliver the Sangiovese grape experience

This is a favorite of mine! It brings me and my wife back to our first visit to Italy- when we fell in love with Italy. When I drink this wine, I can taste Tuscany and all its earthy drama. When wine brings back good memories, it's all that more powerful. Vignamaggio is a special label to me. The scores and reviews will never matter. I've stayed at this magnificent property several times and soaked up the richness of the Tuscan experience. Located just outside Greve-in-Chianti, this is a special place that produces special wines. PB and I have popped corks together at this villa and will never forget it! Vignamaggio is always in my heart. Isn't this what wine is all about? Raise a glass! -NW

By the way, I spent $23 on the bottle at a store in Florida and the wine is extremely hard to find.


Anonymous said...

Was that earth or dirt? :)

M.E.Briel said...

I'm looking for accommodations in early July. I've been to Vignamaggio for a day visit. Can you tell me about a 2-day stay: can we get there by train/bus, or do we need to hire a car?