Folonari Chianti is the first of the Italian wines that I decided to tackle. I’m currently looking for good examples of each varietal in each country- the major ones, not the obscure, as fun as those are. The wine presented as cloudy garnet with slight rim variation, but is surprisingly clear.

The wine was very enjoyable the first day, but fell apart rather quickly a day or two later. The aromas are slate, earthy, mulchy, with bark spice. This wine reminds me of a Rhone blend, with higher acid.

Folonari Chianti is a delightfully fresh, sassy little wine that is perfect with savory meatballs.