Fantini Wines Terre di Chieti Sangiovese

$ 13.99 $ 16.99
Really good Chianti under $15 is almost impossible to find these days, but his fantastic Sangiovese from Fantini in Abruzzo (same area that Montepulciano d'Abruzzo comes from) will definitely scratch that Chianti itch for just $14.  A youthful and appealing wine, garnet red in colour and intense on the nose with vibrant red fruit, cherries and herbal characters. On the palate, it has bright fruity notes of strawberry and Morello cherry, with subtle vanilla characters from the oak. The wine is well-balanced and medium-bodied with structured, firm tannins, fresh acidity and a long finish.