Reviewed on 2019-01-28
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Rating 91
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2015
Appellation
Tuscany
Italy
ABV 14.5%
Price
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Perfect For

Cooking And Sipping, Date Night, Dinner Parties

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot , Sangiovese

Vallepicciola Chianti Classico DOCG 2015 Review

Sangiovese needs to be at least 80% of a Classico blend, but thankfully this winemaker goes all the way. In true Castelnuovo Beradegna style this 100% Sangiovese is deep, smooth, and chewy with a nice medium to full bodied structure. The tannin is young, but not overwhelming, and adds a nice backbone to the cherry, tobacco leaf and earth tones showing a real sense of place. There is a hint of vanilla from the oak, but it is gloriously in the background due the the large tonneaux barrels used to age the wine. The alcohol though is a bit high, making it a great food wine.

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Vallepicciola Chianti Classico DOCG 2015
Sangiovese needs to be at least 80% of a Classico blend, but thankfully this winemaker goes all the way. In true Castelnuovo Beradegna style this 100% Sangiovese is deep, smooth, and chewy with a nice medium to full bodied structure. The tannin is young, but not overwhelming, and adds a nice backbone to the cherry, tobacco leaf and earth tones showing a real sense of place. There is a hint of vanilla from the oak, but it is gloriously in the background due the the large tonneaux barrels used to age the wine. The alcohol though is a bit high, making it a great food wine.

Reviewed On: 01-28-2019
91
POINTS
Vallepicciola Chianti Classico DOCG 2015
Sangiovese needs to be at least 80% of a Classico blend, but thankfully this winemaker goes all the way. In true Castelnuovo Beradegna style this 100% Sangiovese is deep, smooth, and chewy with a nice medium to full bodied structure. The tannin is young, but not overwhelming, and adds a nice backbone to the cherry, tobacco leaf and earth tones showing a real sense of place. There is a hint of vanilla from the oak, but it is gloriously in the background due the the large tonneaux barrels used to age the wine. The alcohol though is a bit high, making it a great food wine.

Reviewed On: 01-28-2019