Banfi Chianti Docg 2012
Fading pinky red, translucent in appearance. I’m immediately whisked to Europe with rusticity of the aroma and the barnyard / manure / gamey notes and chunky tannins upfront in the palate. Sweet fruit emerges with red cherry and red currant filling out the medium-bodied finish. A blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% other varieties from the Tuscany region, it’s a wine that will show its best with food — a hearty tomato based pasta comes to mind.