A Chianti Classico is a wine made from grapes grown in the specially designated area of Tuscany called the Classico region. The Cecchi 1998 Chianti Classico draws from these grapes to produce a delightful and well-rounded wine. A brilliant deep garnet color heralds the aroma of dried plums and wild flowers with a hint of wild berries in the background. The flavor is round and powerful, accenting blackberries, plums and an earthy flavor that has become synonymous with Chianti. It is an excellent wine that goes perfectly with red meats, veal dishes and you guessed it, Italian foods of all types.