Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2012 Front Label
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Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2012

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750ML / 14% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Each Volpaia Vineyard is harvested and produced separately. Our Chianti Classico Riserva is made from a blend of the wines coming from the best vineyards of Volpaia and aged for 24 months. Ruby Red with a trace of garnet, with an elgant intense nose with hints of spices good connected with fruity scents. The palate has good structure with evident tannins and long persistance.

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WE 93
Wine Enthusiast
Fragrant blue flower, plum, cake spice and a whiff of leather are some of the aromas you'll find on this stunning wine. Made with organically farmed Sangiovese, the juicy, delicious palate doles out ripe black cherry, fleshy blackberry, white pepper, licorice and grilled herb. It's open and well balanced, with firm, polished tannins. Drink through 2020.
JS 93
James Suckling
A crisp and vivid red with dried berry, cherry and blueberry character. Hints of lemon and peach too. Full body, wonderful fruit and balance. Focused and very intense. From organically produced grapes. Drink or hold.
WS 91
Wine Spectator
Vibrant and harmonious, offering floral, strawberry, cherry and spice flavors allied to a delicate frame. Lingers with fruit and mineral notes on the finish. Drink now through 2020.
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Castello di Volpaia

Castello di Volpaia

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Castello di Volpaia, Italy
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Castello di Volpaia is located in an 11th century village that bears the same name. It sits on a hilltop just north of the town of Radda in Chianti, 2,024 feet above sea level, in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. One of the most historical wineries of the region, Volpaia is owned by the Mascheroni-Stianti family and benefits from some of the highest altitude southern exposure vineyards of the area, delivering certified organic Sangiovese-based wines of finesse and elegance with a terroir approach.

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Chianti Classico Wine

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One of the first wine regions anywhere to be officially recognized and delimited, Chianti Classico is today what was originally defined simply as Chianti. Already identified by the early 18th century as a superior zone, the official name of Chianti was proclaimed upon the area surrounding the townships of Castellina, Radda and Gaiole, just north of Siena, by Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany in an official decree in 1716.

However, by the 1930s the Italian government had appended this historic zone with additonal land in order to capitalize on the Chianti name. It wasn’t until 1996 that Chianti Classico became autonomous once again when the government granted a separate DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) to its borders. Ever since, Chianti Classico considers itself no longer a subzone of Chianti.

Many Classicos are today made of 100% Sangiovese but can include up to 20% of other approved varieties grown within the Classico borders. The best Classicos will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and be full-bodied with plenty of ripe fruit (plums, black cherry, blackberry). Also common among the best Classicos are expressive notes of cedar, dried herbs, fennel, balsamic or tobacco.

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