Monday night TNs: Two Chianti with chicken marsala

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Monday night TNs: Two Chianti with chicken marsala

#1 Post by Bob Hughes » September 21st, 2020, 2:24 pm

Two of my favorite producers, and both wines in the zone tonight - plus, as an added bonus, a little Fall-like weather in the Delaware Valley today!

  • 2004 Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rùfina Riserva Bucerchiale - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Rùfina (9/21/2020)
    Wow, just hitting on all cylinders here. Red and black fruits with great persistence on the palate - this really spreads out and covers every nook & cranny of your taste buds.

    More earthy red fruits on the nose as well - very, very nice tonight.
  • 2006 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico Riserva Poggio delle Rose - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (9/21/2020)
    This is even be better than the Selvapiana Bucerchiale I just had. If possible, even more expansive on the palate, and slightly fuller-bodied as well.

    It opened with a little funk on the nose that quickly blew off, and you're left with about as complex of a nose as a Sangiovese will ever provide. Earthy red & black fruit with some sotto bosco scents in the mix, tonight this wine is the total Chianti package.
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#2 Post by Richard T r i m p i » September 21st, 2020, 3:08 pm

Sotto bosco! Ageworthy and affordable. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 Post by Ramon C » September 21st, 2020, 3:22 pm

Thanks. Wines sound good!

Forced me to google Rùfina and wondered why I rarely drank (if any) wines from this small, high altitude, cool-climate sub-zone.
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#4 Post by Jim Stewart » September 21st, 2020, 3:49 pm

Nice notes, Bob, and I was impressed by the relative age of the two Chianti that you opened. Got me thinking (again) of getting a half dozen or so of a good 2016 Chianti that could be enjoyed both fairly soon and also down the road. One of the candidates was the Monsanto CCR which has good reviews by most critics, including Tim Heaton who sometimes posts here. I also did a search of WB for posts about that wine, and what do I find but a post of another Chianti-Marsala night of yours from a few months ago with the 2016 Monsanto CCR. I guess that might clinch my decision! Cheers. (and thanks!)
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#5 Post by Bob Hughes » September 21st, 2020, 4:39 pm

Jim, 2016 (IMO) is a great Chianti vintage in the making, so there are a lot of choices you could make and still have a very nice night of drinking 10-15 years from now, but one wine I would definitely give a shout out to is the Felsina CCR. I also liked the Isole Elena CC quite a bit as well.

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#6 Post by John Kight » September 22nd, 2020, 8:27 am

Bob Hughes wrote:
September 21st, 2020, 2:24 pm
2004 Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rùfina Riserva Bucerchiale - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Rùfina (9/21/2020)
Wow, just hitting on all cylinders here. Red and black fruits with great persistence on the palate - this really spreads out and covers every nook & cranny of your taste buds.
More earthy red fruits on the nose as well - very, very nice tonight.
This wine rarely disappoints from any vintage. I think I've got a couple of '04s left...if so I'll pull one to enjoy soon! The '06 and '10 are also quite delicious!

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