Chianti Classico 375ml

Italy, Tuscany

93/100WS
92/100RP
CA$20.95

2016

Estate-grown, hand-harvested grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with approximately 15 days maceration. During fermentation, delestage and pumping-over takes place twice a day. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked into barrels and 4,000 liter casks where it matures for about one year.

Blend: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo, 5% Syrah

Case format: 12

Appellation: 0

Regulated designation: 0

Length of aging: 0

Bottle Size: 375ml

Varietal: Sangiovese

Style: Dry

Body: Full-Bodied Red Wine

Region: Italy, Tuscany

Colour: Red

Vintage: 2016

Rating: 90+

93 WS

Wine Spectator

Broad and complex, delivering plum, black cherry, almond, leather and earth flavors. The tannins are dusty and well-integrated, while vibrant acidity keeps the flavors pumping through the long finish. Best from 2021 through 2036.

92 RP

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Here's a great value from Tuscany. The 2016 Chianti Classico opens to a stream of pretty aromas, with cherry, blue flower and potting soil at the front line. The wine is made with 82% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 3% Syrah. The fruit is fermented in stainless steel, and the wine ages in oak for a brief seven months. The effect is streamlined and compact, and the wine's natural freshness gives way to wild cherry, cassis and plum. An ample 120,000 bottles were made. Rating: 92+

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