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Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico 2016

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Newsletter Wines: February 2019 Newsletter
Varietal: Sangiovese
Sub-Region: Chianti Classico
Region: Tuscany
Color: Red
Country/State: Italy
Another beauty from Chianti's amazing 2016 vintage!
92 James Suckling (9/11/2018) "Aromas of cherries, dried strawberries and red plums. Medium to full body, round and ripe tannins and a nice, fresh finish. Drink now."
90+ Wine Advocate (10/31/2018) "Showing ripe fruit and rich intensity, the 2016 Chianti Classico (made with 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot) would pair nicely next to pasta with extra cheese grated on top. This wine is bright and fruit-forward with the fresh acidity to cut though the fat in cheese, butter or cream. The tight and focused nature of the wine's sharp berry flavors would also make a perfect contrast to the natural sweetness in those ingredients. This is always a great food wine, but this vintage is even better poised to match your favorite Italian dishes. Some 120,000 bottles were produced, and the value isn't bad either. Drink 2018 - 2023."
91 Decanter (2/11/2018) "Purchased as a hunting retreat by Raffaello Stianti in 1966, Castello di Volpaia encompasses an 11th century fortified village in Radda-in-Chianti. Today the estate includes 43ha of vineyards reaching up to 600 metres. For this wine, Merlot is included to make it more approachable, but it still has the potential to age. Red berries and earth notes reveal themselves slowly, with perfumed violet nuances showing up on the palate. Firm but refined tannins hold it all together, and the finish lingers with appetising minerality. Drinking Window 2018 - 2028."
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750 ML
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