Chianti Classico, 2011

Vicchiomaggio Riserva Vigna La Prima Gran Selezione
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Bottle size: 75cl


$34.53 USD

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Highlighting the range of wine styles within Chianti Classico, even at the highest level of Gran Selezione, this example from Castello Vicchiomaggio showed the less traditional side to the region. Marking it out as a more modern wine was a prominent whiff of vanilla and sweet red fruit on the nose, suggesting maturation in new French oak barriques and the use of very ripe fruit. The palate confirmed that this was a powerful Chianti Classico, with generosity and warmth – the latter evidence of relatively high alcohol – but the oak appeared more subtle on the tongue, and a typically Italianate combination of freshness and high tannin ensured this was a food-friendly fine wine, with a persistent finish. Yes, it was a bigger style, but it was still unmistakably a product of this historic, Tuscan winemaking heartland.

Blend: 100% Sangiovese
Ageing: 16-20 months in French oak barriques
Chianti Classico Masters: Gold



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