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Borghetto Chianti Riserva

The Experience

Drink When...
Not after The Silence of the Lambs
Listen To...
Food, Glorious Food by Lionel Bart
Think About...
Vegetarian options
Drink With...
Tomato and fresh basil spaghetti

The Oddbins Take

It was that old cad, Hannibal Lector, who told Clarice that he ‘ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti’ in The Silence of the Lambs. So we suggest that a far more reasonable food match for this velvety, cherry-laden, supple Chianti would be a simple tomato and fresh basil spaghetti dish. Lovely. What we’re saying is, stick to a vegetarian dish, because Hannibal has kinda ruined meat matches with Chianti. The cad.

The Vital Statistics

Country
Italy
Region
Chiatnti Classico
Classification
DOCG Chianti
Vintage
2009
Drink
Best Drunk Now & Over the Next 2 Years
Closure
Screwcap
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
13.0%
Alcohol Units
9.8

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The Style

Grape
Sangiovese (90%), Canaiolo (5%), Malvasia (5%)
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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Cantina Bonacchi is located in the heart of Montalbano and has been making fine Tuscan wines for three generations. The grapes are sourced from 40 hectares in the Chianti Montalbano and the Chianti Classico, as well as from 10 hectares divided between Brunello DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC and the Sant'Antimo DOC. Its newest acquisition is 15 hectares from the Montecucco DOC vines. The Bonacchi objective has always been to produce wines that are elegant but at the same time modern in style, easy to drink and excellent value for money.

The vines are grown on marl and limestone soil and are trained with a single wire cordon. The grapes undergo temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. They undergo eight days’ maceration and nine days’ malolactic fermentation. Aged for 20 months in oak barrels, followed by a year in tank, and a further four months in bottle prior to release. No eggs or dairy products were used in the production process.

The wine is dry and velvety, with an intense bouquet and a supple and lingering finish. It’s a superb match for game and mature cheeses.


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