Fattoria Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva 2006

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Item No. 101998
  • red wine
  • WS93
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

#35 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009

Critical Acclaim

"Fabulous aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate and flowers follow through to a full-bodied palate, with supersilky tannins and amazing richness and subtlety. Goes on for minutes on the palate. Best from 2010 through 2015. 2,345 cases made."
93 Points

"The estate’s 2006 Chianti Classico Riserva is a rich sensual wine bursting with sour dark cherries, French oak, new leather and flowers. As it sits in the glass the wine’s inner perfume emerges with even greater clarity, melding beautifully into the soft, creamy finish. This is a terrific effort from Viticcio. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2016. "
90 Points

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Sandro - Miami, FL (read all my reviews)

This Chianti is OK but not worth the price. In Italy I tried several Chiantis much superior to this one and at a much cheaper price. Off course, it's Italy and we never get those small local productions. Unfortunately I was influenced by the "rating" marketing scheme. Don't spend more when you can get a reasonable chianti for less. Like i said, it is OK but nothing special in this one. If you don't mind paying extra for the so called 'premium review' go ahead, you are not going to get disappointed, but don't expect anything special. If you never drink Chianti, and your previous experiences were with some cheap Chianti at the local grocery store, then this will be great. But if you are a Chianti connoisseur don't waste the extra money.
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Learn About Fattoria Viticcio Map ItMap It

Founded in 1960 by Lucio and Franca Landini, the Viticcio Estate still stands above the picturesque town of Greve, in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. Their focus is to produce high-quality wines worthy of an international clientele while at the same time respecting the traditions and viticulture of the region. This focus remains the same today under the direction of the...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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