The Wine List #39: Sangiovese

The Wine List is my retirement project to sample wine made from the main grape varieties listed in Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book.


The wine: Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico Riserva 2011

Alc Vol: 13.5%

HJ says: “Principal red grape of Tuscany and central Italy. Hard to get right, but sublime and long-lasting when it is…Dominant in Chianti.”

The label says: No idea. It’s in Italian. I don’t understand Italian.

We drank it with: Roast duck.

Retired Bloke Verdict. I liked it a lot; so did The Current Mrs Feeney, who is not normally a red wine fan. We’re both guessing that the producers got the Sangiovese right. I’d very happily drink this again.


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