Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016

Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016

Regular price $368.00 Sale price $328.00
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Region: Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy

Size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Grapes: 95% Sangiovese and 5% Merlot

Enjoy at 16-18°C


Vivino 3.8/5

James Suckling: 93pts

"Beautiful depth to this Chianti Classico with cherry, wet earth and mushroom aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, tight and lightly chewy with firmness and focus. Drink or hold."

Wine Enthusiast: 90pts

Made with 95% Sangiovese and 5% Merlot, this offers aromas of black-skinned berry, leather and cedar. The bright, balanced palate features black cherry, licorice and white pepper alongside silky tannins and fresh acidity. Enjoy through 2025. KERIN O’KEEFE

Vinous Media: 90 Points

"The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is laced with dark cherry, plum, chocolate, new leather, licorice and mint. A dollop of Merlot adds mid-palate juiciness and pliancy, along with soft contours that make the wine a real pleasure to taste and drink, even in the early going. This forward, succulent Riserva certainly has plenty to offer."

 

Winemaking

Only the Finest grapes from our estate vineyards were selected for our Riserva. Fruit Parcels from different sites were kept separate during fermentation and aging, providing with an enticing range of flavours and textures for blending one month prior to bottling. Ferments took place on the skins in small stainless steel tanks which were monitored individually: punch downs and déléstage were enlisted according to each must. To help round out the wine while retaining optimal freshness, the juice underwent a secondary natural malolactic fermentation in stainless steel plus a portion (50%) of french oak. The wine was aged 12 months in traditional French oak casks and small barriques – only 10% new oak – it then enjoyed 12 months additional bottle maturation prior to release.
At the nose this wine offers lovely red fruity notes coming led with hints of strawberries, red cherry and baking spice. A fruit-filled palate of red cherry, tobacco with additional earthy and spicy notes. The firm tannins balanced by fresh acidity and good complexity.


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