2009 Chianti Classico Riserva
Our Chianti Classico Riserva is generally made from the finest grapes mostly Sangiovese and is aged in barrels and barriques of French oak. It has a rich ruby colour. Made to mature and to evolve with more and more character, the wine goes beautifully with grilled red meats and well-aged cheeses.
Liquor Style: Dry Red
Varietal: 92% Sangiovese, 8% Complementary grapes
Aromas: Presents a complex nose. Its bouquet is a harmony of the typical Sangiovese fruits and a hint of oak aromas.
Palate: Rich on the palate, our Riserva strikes a perfect balance between sweet tannins and acidity.
Bottle Closure: Cork
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Standard Drinks: 8.3
Serving temperature: 17°C
Vinification: Small sized stainless steel vats using selected yeasts and controlled temperature, with “delestage ”. Aged on French oak barriques from Allier for about 14 months with “batonnage” and “oxygen macrobulage”.
Country of Origin: France
Region of Origin: Tuscany
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>> "Here, the 2009 Riserva is outstanding: a medium wine that displays both elegance and complexity. It is full bodied and crisp, with excellent depth of flavor (plum, blueberry, cherry red currant, toast, vanilla, cedar) and a very long, lightly tannic finish. Can be aged. Great value. 100% Sangiovese. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels. 13.5%".
-Restaurant Magazine Apr 2015-
>> "Offers impressive aromas of blackberry and light toasty oak, with just a hint of sweet tobacco. There's lots of coconut and oak character on the palate, but this is concentrated and balanced. An enticing young Chianti Classico. Needs time to deliver all it has to offer." James Suckling on 2007 vintage.
-92 Points, Wine Spectator-
>> Beautiful sweet vanilla oak with herb aromas and fresh and dried summer fruit. Rich, broad and fleshy with plenty of acidity and cherry and plum flavours. Has grip and vigour with a lengthy nuanced finish.
-5 Stars, Decanter Award, Decanter Magazine-