Saturday, December 12, 2009

Chianti Rufina

Rob knew I'd had a tiring week and picked up some lovely reds to help me unwind.

We uncorked the DOGC first:
Fattoria Selvapiana, Chianti Rufina, Vendemmia 2006, expecting a treat, and I was surprised by the smell of wet dog fur. At first I thought it was my glass, but when I gave it a chance to decant it became a bit more like leather. Very earthy aroma. The taste was different from the smell... how does that happen, anyway? A wonderful and affordable Tuscan wine (about $25).

Google image search on Vendemmia brought me to a series of whimsical oils by artist Marc Lesini, showing some viticultural scenes from Chianti.

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