The Incanto label is an excellent vintage 2005 Nobile. The actual bottling is by a Co-op in Siena, Italy just north of the Montepulciano area. Made from Sangiovese grapes, this variety of Montepulciano is close to Brunello…at substantially less money. Nice aroma and soft flavor make this a great choice with pasta and mild meat sauces. Good with grilled chicken as well. Very fruity with lots of soft flavors. Not as balanced and full as a good Brunello but pleasant. At only $9.99 its a great value both with dinner and by itself.

Incanto also makes a great Chianti Classico. The 2005 reserve is and outstanding full bodied chianti for about $10.

In California you can find Incanto wines at Trader Joes.

Written on October 21st, 2010 , Wines

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