Poggerino Nuovo Chianti Classico DOCG Amphora 2016

The Poggerino Nuovo Chianti Classico 2015 is made from 100% Sangiovese aged in concrete eggs for 12 months. Although this is 15% alcohol, it’s far from a bruiser. It may be one of the most elegant, high-alcohol wines I’ve had. Flavors of sour cherry, caramel, Mediterranean herbs, and black pepper. It’s silky smooth on the palate with fine-grained tannins and a spicy finish. This should age beautifully in the medium term but why wait? It’s fantastic now.

It’s a medium-bodied red wine that over-delivers at its price point. It’s a good bridge wine that wine nerds can drink with family and friends who are more casual drinkers. Like most Italian reds, pair this with dishes with tomato-based sauces and the wine really pops.

HKD $450
Chianti Classico
Tuscany, Italy
Arrive in March; 100% Sangiovese made in Amphora wWITHOUToak