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Leonardo da Vinci wine

  • Arif Suryobuwono

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Sun, November 8 2009   /  02:22 pm

Anyone producing wine in the town of Vinci, west of Florence, Italy, can be expected to name their wines after the most famous son of the town, and, in keeping with the current trend, translate the forwardness of the renaissance genius into forward wines. "We are producing modern-style Chiantis," Giovanni Nencini, vice president for sales and marketing of the Da Vinci winery, told a gathering of the city's sommeliers and F&B community in the filled-to-capacity lounge of the Chateau & Tobaccos Fine Wine & Cigar in the Xsplash Fun Square, Kemang, on Oct. 22. "Modern-style" means fruit-driven (echoing the sweetness of ripe fruit), softer (silky or velvety texture), and more approachable (drinkable at a younger age) favored by a new generation of wine drinkers. And the Chiantis he introduced were, in the drinking order from the lightest to the most serious, Leonardo Ch...