Castellani Chianti Riserva 2014


Unit Size750.00 ML
VarietalRed Blend
GrapeSangiovese, Canaiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon
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.
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. 
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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