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Report from : Chianti Lovers Anteprima 2020

10 Apr 2020

(February 16, 2020) ... TUSCANY – The Chianti Lovers tasting is a fairly large tasting of wines (200+) from throughout the Tuscany area that do not qualify under the Classico designation.  This year we find wines from the 2019 vintage, but no further back than the 2017 (usually comprises the Riserva wines) – there is also a smattering of 2018 wines as well. All are DOCG wines, so the highest status offered by the region.

Chianti Lovers ListAs a rule I do not score unfinished wines (aka: barrel samples), too much can go wrong between barrel and bottle that can compromise or otherwise change the wine … if that happens that score from a barrel sample can come back to bite me in the derriere especially if the finished wine isn’t as I perceived it from barrel – so I have just stopped the practice all together. Instead I use a Good / Better / Best approach which has served me well over countless antiprime tastings in the past. For those looking for scored wines there are a number of finished wines scored at the very bottom.

Also see my report of the Consorzio Tutela Morellino di Scansano tasting (link found here) – held at the same time and place.


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Cantina Sorelli 2019 Chianti DOCG
Cantine Terredagoli 2017 Chianti DOCG Riserva
Castello di Oliveto 2019 Chianti DOCG
Castello di Oliveto 2017 Chianti DOCG Riserva
Castelvecchio in SanCasciano Val di Pesa 2019 Chianti DOCG
Colognole 2017 Chianti Rufina DOCG Reserva
Fattoria Betti 2019 Chianti Montalbano DOCG
Fattoria Il Muro 2019 Chianti DOCG
Fattoria L’Arco 2019 Chianti DOCG
Fattoria L’Arco 2019 Chianti DOCG “Principe del Sole”
Fattoria Petriolo 2019 Chianti DOCG Governo all’uso Toscano “Rene”
La Leccia 2019 Chianti DOCG
Montaioncino 2017 Chianti DOCG Riserva
Piazzano 2017 Chianti DOCG Riserva
Poggiotondo 2019 Chianti DOCG “Casentino”
Ruffino 2019 Chianti DOCG
Sensi 2017 Chianti DOCG Riserva
Tenuta Barbadoro 2019 Chianti DOCG
Tenuta Casabianca 2019 Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG
Tenuta di Artimino 2019 Chianti Montalbano DOCG
Usiglian del Vescovo 2018 Chianti Superiore DOCG
Valdarno Superiore 2019 Chianti DOCG
Valdarno Superiore 2017 Chianti DOCG Riserva


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Bindi Sergardi 2019 Chianti DOCG
Cantine Leonardo da Vinci 2019 Chianti DOCG
Castello di Gabbiano 2019 Chianti DOCG
Colognole 2018 Chianti Rufina DOCG
Famiglia Cecchi 2019 Chianti DOCG
Fattoria Petriolo 2019 Chianti DOCG
La Lupinella 2019 Chianti DOCG
Piazzano 2019 Chianti DOCG
Podere Volpaia Organic e Vegan Farm 2019 Chianti DOCG
Poggio Salvi 2019 Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG
P:oggio Salvi 2017 Chianti DOCG Riserva
Salcheto 2019 Chianti DOCG
Tenuta Piccini 2017 Chianti DOCG Riserva
Tenuta Scrafana 2019 Chianti DOCG
Villa Bibbiani 2019 Chianti Montalbano DOCG


Best Potential

Il Corniale 2018 Chianti Superiore DOCG

 

 

Scored (Finished) Wines …

Castello del Trebbio 2018 Chianti Superiore DOCG … (*** ½+)
Castello Sonnino 2019 Chianti Montespertoli DOCG … (*** ½+)
Colognole 2018 Chianti Superiore DOCG … (*** ½)
Fattoria Selvapiana 2018 Chianti Rufina DOCG … (*** ½)
Fattorie Giannozzi 2019 Chianti Colli Fiorentini DOCG … (*** ½)
Ruffino 2018 Chianti Superiore DOCG … (*** ½+)
Tenuta San Vito 2019 Chianti Colli Fiorentini DOCG … (*** ½)
Torre a Cona 2019 Chianti Colli Fiorentini DOCG … (*** ½)

 

 

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