On January 11th I attended the Chianti Lovers U. S. tour. This was another wine event promoted by the I.E.E.M. (International Event & Exhibition Management) and showcased member wineries of the Consorzio Vino Chianti, an organization established in 1927 that oversees the regulations for the seven subdistricts of the Chianti region.
The event was for members of the trade and was held at the Eventi Hotel at 851 7th Avenue in midtown Manhattan.
The event consisted of a seminar in which we blind tasted a horizontal of 2017 Riserva Chianti from each of the seven subdistricts. That was followed by a walk-around tasting.
Since it’s the job of the I.E.E.M. to promote the wines and winereis, the wineries pouring today are small producers that are looking for exposure and a Distributer so there weren’t any trophy wines but a very good selection of off the radar wines from the various sub districts of the Chianti D.O.C.G.
This was supposed to be the first of two Chianti tasting with a Chianti Classico event for the next week but that event was postponed.
Seminar: Horizontal Tasting of 2017 Chianti D.O.C.G. Riserva (Tasted Blind)
Pietro Becconcini (Colline Pisane)
Medium brick, tar, fennel and crushed rock on the nose, tight with some vegetal notes on the lighter finish.
Cantagallo Il Fondatore (Montalbano)
Dark brick in color, closed nose of tar, tree bark and herbs, medium to light bodied with a tight and dusty finish.
Poggio Del Moro (Colli Senesi)
Opaque dark brick, perfume of violets, tar and vanilla, tight and dusty ending with tongue coating tannins.
Podere Dell’ Moro (Montespertoli)
Dark red in color, camphor and crushed black fruit on the nose, starts juicy with crunchy tannins ending with firm acids and bitter almond notes on the balanced finish.
Torre Acona Badia a Corte (Fiorentini)
Clear medium brick, sweet ripe fruit on the nose, medium fruit with wood notes, bitter cherry, firm tannins ending with mouthwatering acids.
Buca Nerta (Arentini)
Opaque dark red, closed, oily nose with young silky fruit, firm, dusty tannins and firm acids.
Fattoria Selvapiana (Rufina)
Clear medium brick, perfume of sweet fruit, tar and raspberry, silky fruit with bitter cherry notes with firm tannins and acids on the finish.
Some of the producers I sampled wines from at the walk around tasting:
|Cantina Sorelli||Colle Adimari|
|Fattoria Montecchio||Fattoria San Michele a Torri|
|Fattoria Uccelliera||Il Palazzo|
|Podere dell’Anselmo||Tenuta Coeli Aula|
|Tenuta di Castelfalfi||Val di Botte|