2009 Don Vincenzo Gran Selezione
Our Don VincEnzo is the supreme expression of Chianti Classico with its 100% of Sangiovese. Don VincEnzo evolved as a dream of the producer to balance the power of the Sangiovese grape and the refined elegance of Chianti Classico. Made from the best selection of a single vineyard, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in French oak barriques. After aging 18-24 months in barrique and 6 months in French oak barrels, the wine is then bottled, and left 12 months to age in the bottle before release. It shows a very bright character with a dark-ruby colour.
Liquor Style: Dry Red
Aromas: Its elegant and soft bouquet has plenty of spices and notes of cacao, tobacco and toasted coffee on the finish.
Palate: Its elegant taste is supported by low acidity and well balanced tannins and a long, long finish.
Country of Origin: Italy
Region of Origin: Tuscany
Bottle Closure: Cork
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Serving temperature: 17°C
Vinification: Stainless steel vats of 50 HL, dry selected yeasts, soft extraction of polyphenols from the skins with the use of delestage”. for 18-24 months in French oak barriques (Allier), malolactic fermentation in barrels with macro oxygenation and batonage (stirring of the lees).
>> 95 Points James Suckling
"Don Vincenzo is the estate’s top Chianti Classico, and a single vineyard wine. The 2009 is first rate, albeit in a richer style than the ‘basic’ Riserva—and built for aging. It is intensely flavored, full bodied, complex in flavor, crisp and well balanced, with a lightly tannic finish. In aroma/flavor, it tastes of plum, cassis, red licorice, toast, cedar, and new oak. Needs aging. 98% Sangiovese. Aged 18 in French oak barrels, 70% new. Organically grown grapes. Panzone in Chianti."
-Restaurant Wine, April 2015 (US)-