Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2015


Incredibly impressive Chianti Reserva. Rich with varietal character of cherry, plum and leather, with subtle herbal, anise notes, this just screams out to pair with your deeply flavoured, tomato-based braise or stew.

Italy
750mL
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Details

Chianti is produced in eight adjacent, yet distinct, zones that cover a vast part of central Tuscany. But only one, which is the oldest and original, may produce Chianti Classico. However, provenance alone is not sufficient to merit the designation Chianti Classico. The producer must strictly adhere to all DOCG rules, which cover elements of vinification (such as alcohol content, yield per acre, and blend) as well as aging and bottling.


SOIL Calcareous and well-structured.


PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE Fermentation takes place with a medium period of maceration. It is followed by at least 2 years of aging, of which a minimum of 12 months is in Slavonian oak barrels. the wine concludes its evolution with at least 6 months of bottle aging.


BOUQUET Rich with notes of cherries, plums, and iris. TASTE Deep cherry and leather fl avors with subtle wood notes. Supple tannins, good acidity, and a lingering finish.


FOOD PAIRING Perfect with flavorful roasts, pastas, and cheeses.


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