Castellani Chianti Riserva 2014

Description

Unit Size750.00 ML
VarietalRed Blend
Vintage2014
GrapeSangiovese, Canaiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
AppellationChianti
Alcohol Content12.50%
Forget the straw baskets of Chianti bottles past - the Castellani family's 2014 Riserva displays serious Tuscan character. Their Sangiovese-dominant blend matured for at least 24 months in oak, softening its tannins and imparting hints of cocoa and spice to a core of tart red fruit, fresh Italian herbs, and plowed earth. This medium-bodied red wine will complement dishes loaded with tomato sauce and cheese like baked eggplant rollatini, chicken parmesan, and of course, pizza.

Price $16.99

Castellani Chianti Riserva 2014
 
 
By Luca Maroni
Chianti Riserva 2014
Castellani - Tuscany
Points: 89
Consistency: 31 - Balance: 29 - Integrity: 29
Type: Red
Category: Chianti
Tasting date: 04-07-2017
Volume of Bottle: 0,75 lt
 
 
By Castellani
Chianti Riserva 2014
 
Vinification and Refinement 
Old traditional vinification method: completely mature grapes are harvested from vineyards and crushed almost immediately. Afterwards, the grapes are poured into large inox tanks for fermentation. The primary fermentation evolves at a controlled temperature of 23-24°C. When the primary fermentation is perfect, the wine is filtered and stored at constant temperature in Slavonian oak casks for a minimum period of 24 months. 
 
Wine Description 
Colour: Bright ruby red colour.  
Bouquet: Intense and characteristic bouquet, fruity with a violet fragrance.  
Taste: Dry and harmonious with notes of dark chocolate and black cherries. 
 
Distinction 
For a wine to retain the name of "Chianti," it must be produced with at least 70% Sangiovese grapes. Aged Chianti (minimum 24 months in large oak casks), may become Riserva. There are other appellations within Chianti range with more stringent requirements like Chianti Superiore – lower yield, higher alcohol content and dry extract – and Chianti Classico - from the “Classico” restricted sub-area, between Florence and Siena. 
 
Wine Details
Region: Tuscany 
Alcohol: 12.50% 
Grapes: 85% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon 
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