Drink If You Like
Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir , Sangiovese
The Full 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.