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Castell’in Villa, Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
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Castell’in Villa, Chianti Classico Riserva 2015

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With a reputation for crafting age-worthy wines, this historic estate has always rested on its foundation of traditional Tuscan winemaking practices. Their flagship wines, Classico and the Classico Riserva, are both farmed organically, aged in large Slavonian oak and typically released 1-2 year later than the region’s laws require to allow for proper aging in bottle. Castell’in Villa’s traditional hallmarks of elegance are greatly amplified in this 2015 offering. Notes of perfectly ripe cherries and black raspberries rest over familiar touches of dried herbs, balsamic, saddle leather and tomato leaves. The beefy texture’s mineral and earthy backbone shines with a concentrated balance of richness and fresh acidity, which effortlessly carries the wine to a complex herbal, smoky, and spicy firm tannic finish. Tuscan wines have had a steady run of high-quality vintages since 2004. While the restrained style of Castell’in Villa wines is always dependable, this powerful 2015 bottling may be the finest example yet from this winery and further cements what is destined to become a legendary Chianti Classico vintage.     

Country
Italy
Sub-Region
Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
Region
Tuscany
Varieties
Sangiovese
Farming
Organic
Soil
Alluvial with pebbles, lime, clay, sand
Winemaking
Fermented in stainless steel tanks, aged in large Slavonian oak for 24-36 months.