Vigneto Bellavista Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG

Italy, Tuscany

99/100JS
97/100RP
97/100DC
CA$301.74

2015

Beginning in 1978, certain parcels were identified as possessing outstanding soil and microclimates due to extensive research into the terroir of the Castello di Ama vineyards. 1982 was Marco Pallanti’s first harvest. Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto Bellavista has always set the standard for the fine wines of Castello di Ama. A blend of Sangiovese and Malvasia Nera, the wine fully conveys its distinctive personality with the Malvasia Nera aromas, which lend a floral and intriguing character. Alongside the beauty of the bouquet, this wine is essentially centred on the finesse and elegance of the palate and “that subtle alternation between muscular power and grace.
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Case format: 3

Appellation: N/A

Regulated designation: N/A

Length of aging: N/A

Bottle Size: 750ml

Varietal: Chianti

Style: Dry

Region: Italy, Tuscany

Colour: Red

Vintage: 2015

99 JS

James Suckling

This awe-inspiring Chianti Classico shows blueberries, blackberries, red plums, melted chocolate, hazelnuts, violets, elderberries, heather, rose stems, ash and charcoal. Full body and a ripe yet ultra-polished sheen of tannins, which encase wonderfully rich and fresh fruit. Deep and ever so long on the finish. The silkiness is mind-boggling. Will this prove to be the greatest Chianti Classico ever made? Drink or hold.

97 RP

Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

This wine is one of the true protagonists of the 2015 vintage. The 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto Bellavista offers an unreal level of intensity and depth with profound darkness and perfectly integrated tannins versus acidity. This wine was not produced in 2014. This vintage only saw 4,200 bottles made. The wine pours forth with rich fruit that is tightly woven within the wine's generous texture. Spice, smoke and tobacco appear as brief afterthoughts. Despite the beauty of the bouquet, this wine is ultimately all about the finesse and the elegance of its mouthfeel and that subtle game it plays alternating between brawn and grace. Vigneto Bellavista is bellissimo.

97 DC

Decanter

Reaching an altitude of 525 metres above sea level, Bellavista is characterised by rocky clay and limestone soil. The oldest plantings date back to 1974, and the Gran Selezione, when produced, is crafted from two selected parcels each of Sangiovese and Malvasia Nera, producing a total of 3,600 bottles. This beautifully refined and elegant wine weaves together tobacco, toast, liquorice, underbrush and black cherry. The oak (40% new) is sophisticated and polished, while appetising acidity and chalky tannins give backbone to lush fruit.

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