My last review was the Banfi Chianti Superiore—a really good value wine. Tonight I’m checking out another Chianti, Cecchi Natio, which is also part of the Banfi portfolio of wines.
This one bears the Chianti DOCG designation, which is the broadest zone and includes all of the sub-zone appellations and then some.
It is also made with organic grapes. And the phrasing of “made with organic grapes” is used versus “organic wine” because sulphites are used in the winemaking process.
As a wine from the broad zone, theoretically you might think that it should be lower quality than the wine from Chianti Superiore. But as they say, don’t judge a wine by its label.
This Chianti is well-balanced and complex. The aromatics are dominated by spicy notes, such as nutmeg and allspice, but there’s also plenty of fruit on the nose, such as cherry and raspberry. In the mouth a vibrant acidity and moderately-rich tannins give a nice mouthfeel and a liveliness to the flavors. It offers flavors like cherry, plum and raspberry. The finish is quite long and very nice. This is a tasty Chianti and a great value.
Wine: Cecchi Natio Chianti
Variety: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Colorino
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.