Chianti Classico Riserva 2017
- Tasting Notes
Chianti Classico DOCG
Sangiovese 90/95%, Canaiolo and other red grapes 5/10%
93 points James Suckling
92 points Robert Parker
The Castle of Monterinaldi settlement, in the commune of Radda in Chianti, in the heart of the oldest historical area of the Chianti Classico, is situated near an ancient Etruscan route. Eighteen single Vineyards, 38 terroirs, 55 hectares, as self contained as a turtle: Sangiovese of different clones, Canaiolo, Colorino, Malvasia Nera, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Gamay, Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cabernet-Franc, Malvasia Bianca, Trebbiano, Chardonnay. Monterinaldi today is an estate in conversion to the organic management which will become organic certified from 2017 vintage.
Intense ruby red color, complex with varied aromas, notes of small red and dark fruits; strawberry, raspberry and blueberry, savory notes of cedar, tobacco and leather. Full bodied wine, structured and a refined texture with a medium chewy finish. Drink now or hold.