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Date Printed: 11/22/2014
Livernano Chianti Classico Riserva 2007
Livernano Chianti Classico Riserva 2007
(search item no. 116224)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 11/22/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dense ruby-red in color. Richly aromatic with vibrant notes of dried cherries, red berries, spice and toasted notes. The palate shows a well-knit structure with firm tannins, lively acidity and smooth texture. This classic can be cellared for a few years, or served now with beef ravioli, seared pork loin, wild boar or other roasted game.
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About Livernano:

Livernano is a truly ancient place. It was first inhabited by Etruscans, whose culture reached its high point in Tuscany over 2,500 years ago. The hamlet was later occupied by the Romans who gave it its name. Long after the cessation of Roman rule, Livernano served as a fortified border post during the interminable wars of the two great medieval city states in Tuscany, Siena and Florence. The hamlet regained new life in 1990 when the complete restoration of the entire estate was begun. Today, Livernano is once again a working farm, producing fine wines, excellent olive oil, honey, vegetables and fruits. On 38 acres, new vineyards were planted with nine different grape varieties. Livernano's wines have garnered much attention and praise from the critics and represent a range of wine styles, both classic and contemporary.

Livernano began its renewal in 1990, when a huge restoration of the entire estate was completed. Entrepreneurs and Broadway producers Bob Cuillo and his Austrian wife, Gudrun, purchased the estate in 2002, and promptly set about modernizing and restoring Livernano to its former glory. Under their guidance, the wines are made from specially cloned vines that are personally and carefully selected to meet their high standards. With a very "hands-on" approach to their wines, Gudrun and Bob personally work the land and always participate in the harvest, handpicking and hand sorting the grapes. Their dreams of creating a world class wine was realized when Livernano received four Tre Bicchieri awards in four years from Gambero Rosso