Borgo Scopeto’s Chianti Classico

Every once in a while we come across a wine that reminds us of how special even a well-made elegant table wine can be with the right food, place – or most importantly – the right people. Sure there are times when we might enjoy a wine that upstages all of the above but sometimes it’s just as satisfying for a wine to subtly compliment a moment, a meal or relationship.

I can’t think of any place where the belief that “wine is food” could be any more passionate than Tuscany. So it’s fitting that it was Chianti Classico that recently made such an impression on the table complementing a Batali-inspired meat ragu.

Borgo Scopeto’s 2007 Chianti Classico isn’t new to Vino Aroma or the Aroma restaurants but this particular vintage is clearly hitting its stride. On the nose there’s familiar aromas of dried cherry, wild berries and violets that mingle well with its subtle oak notes of vanilla and cocoa. It’s seamless from beginning to end on the palate with lively acidity and gentle tannins. Clean and confident, this Tuscan red is everything it should be and a value at $16.


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