Stellina di Notte Chianti 2009
Our 2009 Stellina di Notte Chianti features intense aromas and flavors of dark red berries, cranberry and cassis spice, with hints of earthiness typical of the Sangiovese grape. Full bodies yet elegant and supple, this wine showcases layers of rich fruit, balanced with silky tannins and a long, minerally finish. This food friendly wine is a perfect accompaniment to tomato-based dishes, from classic spaghetti and meatballs to chicken cacciatore and osso bucco.
Wine has been a part of the Tuscan civilization for 3,000 years dating back to the Etruscans and wine production an integral part of daily life ever since. Tuscan vineyards are ideal for growing grapes, with hilly soil and ideal weather conditions. In particular, the Sangiovese grape shines as the most noble of red varietal in the region. Sangiovese is often combined with small amounts of locally grown Canaiolo to produce the signature Tuscan wine, Chianti—the best known Italian wine in the world.