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Go-To-Wine Tuesday: La Maialina 2010 Chianti Classico

Posted on | December 8, 2015 | Written by Camacho Vidal | No Comments

RD8749-2We all have that favorite little wine that drinks nicely and sates the wine craving any night of the week. It’s always disappointing when you finish a bottle, go to restock, and find the wine is sold out. Now you will have you to wait for the next vintage to be released.

One of those go-to wines in my house is La Maialina Chianti Classico. La Maialina is all about Tuscan history, culture and cuisine. Wine has been made in Chianti since the thirteenth century, and the Chianti Classico region was settled by Etruscans, followed by the Romans, and the area has been prized since antiquity for its rich soil and favorable growing conditions for the cultivation of grapes and olives. The name La Maialina translates to little pig, and it’s a reference to a breed of pig, the Cinta Senese, that originated in the Siena area during the 1300’s; it’s the only Tuscan native pig to survive extinction.

Recently, I got very excited when I saw that more of La Maialina Chianti Classico had arrived in the showroom. La Maialina 2010 Chianti Classico shocks with its complexity, finesse and structure. The nose is full of ripe cherry, violets and a slight hint of eucalyptus followed by hints of smoke and earth. The palate is full with well-blended acidity and tannins, and the finish lingers nicely with lots of tart fruit. This is very classically styled Chianti that offers great quality for its $19 price tag; it’s a perfect wine for everyday drinking. Giving the price point and quality of this Chianti Classico, I plan on always being stocked.

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