Barrique and big barrel. Spices, wood, young vintage. Black cherry represents Sangiovese’s character. Tannins are not too “invasive” and good acidity as it is common in Florence. It’s easier to drink than the wines from Siena as we will see in the next wines, where Chianti becomes more Brunello-style, more tannic and full-bodied.
Therefore, this wine is more delicate than powerful and it should be drank young: it’s not suggested to age it too long.
Big Barrel. We now move to Siena to a more argillaceous soil and the color of the wine transitions to garnet. Damp earth and smoky aromas. This wine is located half way between Chianti and Brunello: it’s a strong representation of the Siena-character of Chianti.
Barrique. Another wine from Siena and another argillaceous soil, but now we are closer to the mountains. This winery is a safe bet when you are hunting for quality and this wine is well appreciated by the critics with several awards. Toast, smoke and wet soil aroma. Very good complexity and high ageing potential: this wine can easily wait 20 years in your cellars.
Big Barrel. Damp earth from Siena is back again in this wine. Tannins are strong but more balanced than with other wines from this region. The attention both in the vineyard and in the cellar is great for this winery. Gran Selezione refers to the origin of the grape from a specific vineyard where the vines were completely replanted to reach the highest quality levels of Sangiovese.
Barrique and Tonneau. This winery has an American ownership since 1994, Kendall Jackson, and an amazing Relais & Châteaux (“an experience that everyone deserves at least once in life” as Cernilli commented).
More fruity than expected, but also wet soil make it a very good Chianti, respectful of the terroir.
Barrique. In the southern part of the Chianti Classico region, we find this winery not far from San Gimignano. Legendary damp earth as typical in Siena but also vanilla. Powerful tannins but also a good acidity. This is a very traditional Chianti classico: indeed, as Cernilli underlined, Gambelli is the historical winemaker of the hard-core wines made with sangiovese (the alter-ego of Giacomo Tachis for Antinori family).
Barrique. The oldest vintage in this group (and for this reason “it should not be the last one to taste”). Warmer vintage than 2010. Red fruit, raspberry and black cherry. Difficult vintage for a typical Chianti. Cabernet Sauvignon gives more color and it is very useful especially in a hot vintage. Balsamic.
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