The wine has a deep, rich garnet red color. As time passes the hue is enriched with lighter garnet tones that, as the years go by, lighten further toward orange with an ochre tint typical of Tuscan wines. The bouquet is ample, full and elegant, spicy with scents of ripe fruits. As it evolves, the wine naturally develops an appealing bouquet that is full and complex. The taste is harmoniously dry, full and balanced, rich in texture and has a long finish. This Riserva will show best after aging five to nine years in the bottle.
This Chianti Classico Riserva best accompanies main course meat dishes made with rich sauces, every type of roasted and braised preparation, grilled red meats and game. It is also perfect with aged cheeses, particularly those with rather piquant flavors. It should be served at a temperature ranging from 61-64° F, and should be opened a couple of hours before the wine is to be served, especially if it has been aged four years or more.