Reviewed on 2019-02-14
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Rating 94
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2015
Appellation
Tuscany
Italy
ABV 14%
Price $48.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Cooking And Sipping, Long-Term Aging, Treat Yo'self

Drink If You Like

Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir , Sangiovese

Vecchie Terre di Montefili "Vigna Vecchia" Gran Selezione Chianti Classico DOCG 2015 Review

In 2010 Chianti gave itself a new designation, Gran Selezione, meaning the grapes can only come from the estate where the wine is made and the wine has to be aged longer - thirty months - than a Classico Riserva - twenty four months. Of the styles that are emerging, this is my favorite. Single vineyard, estate grown, 100% Sangiovese showing the true, raw characteristics of ripe cherry and raspberry fruit, the slightest hint of vanilla from oak, and that welcoming soil-like earth note down below the surface where it should be. This wine is bright from the acidity, while at the same time it's deep and soulful. This is a nice example of a Gran Riserva done right.

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Vecchie Terre di Montefili "Vigna Vecchia" Gran Selezione Chianti Classico DOCG 2015
In 2010 Chianti gave itself a new designation, Gran Selezione, meaning the grapes can only come from the estate where the wine is made and the wine has to be aged longer - thirty months - than a Classico Riserva - twenty four months. Of the styles that are emerging, this is my favorite. Single vineyard, estate grown, 100% Sangiovese showing the true, raw characteristics of ripe cherry and raspberry fruit, the slightest hint of vanilla from oak, and that welcoming soil-like earth note down below the surface where it should be. This wine is bright from the acidity, while at the same time it's deep and soulful. This is a nice example of a Gran Riserva done right.

Reviewed On: 02-14-2019
94
POINTS
Vecchie Terre di Montefili "Vigna Vecchia" Gran Selezione Chianti Classico DOCG 2015
In 2010 Chianti gave itself a new designation, Gran Selezione, meaning the grapes can only come from the estate where the wine is made and the wine has to be aged longer - thirty months - than a Classico Riserva - twenty four months. Of the styles that are emerging, this is my favorite. Single vineyard, estate grown, 100% Sangiovese showing the true, raw characteristics of ripe cherry and raspberry fruit, the slightest hint of vanilla from oak, and that welcoming soil-like earth note down below the surface where it should be. This wine is bright from the acidity, while at the same time it's deep and soulful. This is a nice example of a Gran Riserva done right.

Reviewed On: 02-14-2019