Food and Wine Pairing
Try Sticky Baby Back Pork Ribs as a perfect complement to Ecco Domani Chianti.
Ecco Domani 2006 Chianti D.O.C.G.
Sangiovese is the main grape component of Chianti, one of Italy's best known wines. Our Sangiovese grapes originate in the hills between the Provinces of Siena and Florence within the renowned Chianti area of Tuscany. This area is known for a warm, sunny growing season, with substantial temperature differential between day and night. Such conditions produce flavorful, rich grapes. The cultivation of these grapes can be traced back through the centuries to ancient Greece and Rome. In fact, the word Sangiovese is derived from Latin "sanguis Jovis," or the blood of Jupiter.
The vineyards where our grapes are grown in the Chianti region cover more than 1,200 acres. The vines that produce our Sangiovese grapes are grown in the 'traditional Tuscany upturned' system, a variation on the 'Guyot' system. The vines are positioned to point south, which guarantees maximum daily sunlight and full maturation of the grapes. High daily temperatures during harvest time favored a superb sugar accumulation. During October, a strong drop in nightly temperatures to 10°C promoted the building of aromatic substances, and the grapes showed their excellent potential.
In general the grape maturation and quality fully satisfied expectations. The production of these wines was focused on expressing the varietal's true character. The grapes were harvested upon full maturation during the middle of September. The wine was vinified using an average maceration time of ten days. The temperature was held between 24°-25° C during fermentation to encourage good tannin levels and the clear, ruby color, while maintaining the rich fruit aromas characteristic of the Sangiovese grape. Upon separation of the juice and solids, the wine was not oaked, to maintain freshness and vivacity until March of 2009.
Our 2006 Chianti is a clear, ruby-red color, with a deeply fruited bouquet of cherries and fresh red fruit entwined with spicy, peppery notes. This wine is lively and fresh on the palate, with soft, rounded tannins followed by a long, fine finish. The fresh, well-structured character of this wine makes it an ideal complement to all types of pasta, hors d'eouvres, and red or white meats.
Varietal Content: 92% Sangiovese, 8% Merlot
Alcohol Level: 12.5%
Residual Sugar: 0.2 g/100ml
Total Acidity: 0.57 g/100ml
Ecco Domani Chianti pairs well with a wide variety of dishes, such as pasta Bolognese, roasted chicken, and Portobello mushrooms with sirloin. Try our food and wine recipe suggestions: Garden Fresh Penne, Coq Au Vin, and Sticky Baby Back Pork Ribs.