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Castello Di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva

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Product Code: W0038


93 Points - James Suckling
92 Points - Wine Spectator
90 Points - Wine Advocate
Castello di Volpaia is a medieval village built in the 11th Century on the Florence/Sienna border. Although only part of the protective walls and two of its six towers are still standing, the traditional layout and buildings within the village are intact, making Volpaia one of the best preserved villages from its time. However, this ancient village is not just a piece of history - it is also a fully functional winery. Inside the traditional architecture is advanced winemaking technology, and located beneath the old church is the wine cellar, where the finished wine is matured in Slovenian oak for 12 - 14 months.

Ruby red in color, Castello Di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva is created from 100% Sangiovese. The grapes were farmed organically and harvested by hand. After they were destalked and very lightly crushed, the grapes were first fermented for 14 days in their own yeast at temperatures between 80 and 86F. During this phase, they were automatically punched down twice a day to draw out their finest qualities. After macerating on their skins for an additional 7 days, the malolactic fermentation began and finally the wine was moved to barrels, where it was aged for 2 years. The result is an elegant aromatic wine offering notes of spice and red fruit on the nose. The full-bodied palate is well structured with silky tannins offering aromas of fresh strawberry, cherry, tobacco and oak. Hints of licorice lingers through the long, persistence finish.

"Fresh strawberry jam with forest autumn leaves and a hint of white truffle. Silky tannins with fresh wild strawberry and gentle wood. Silky, elegant texture. Drink now or hold." - James Suckling

"A broad, rangy Chianti Classico, featuring cherry, leather, tobacco and mineral flavors. Balanced, staying focused and long on the tobacco- and licorice-tinged aftertaste. Drink now through 2022. 3,000 cases made." - Wine Spectator

"The 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva (made with organically farmed fruit) shows defined tones of dark chocolate and spice backed by a much larger component of red cherry fruit and blackberry. This Riserva shows a pretty sense of restraint and authority with bright berry notes and dried spice that are integrated and fine. It plays the elegance card well." - Wine Advocate

Product of Italy
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%

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