2012 Chianti D.O.C.G. Riserva
The "Riserva" classification identifies wines made from more mature grapes, a higher minimum alcohol content and refined for a period of time. A "Riserva" classification ages a minimum period of three years before it is released from the winery.
Our Villa Graziella Chianti D.O.C.G. Riserva wine is refined in stainless tanks (Sangiovese Piccolo) for 3 years & in French oak barriques (Cabernet Sauvignon) for 3 years. Upon blending the two, an additional 4 - 6 months are taken so the wine may fully "harmonize", bringing a balance and intensity to the fruit.
Characteristics: Full body, with pronounced tannins and a firm after taste. Persistent, ripe fruit aromas balanced with complex peppery notes of fresh herbs and spices. Clean and intense flavor upon tasting, long and persistent finish.
Food & Wine: Enjoy with heartier foods; mushroom risotto, roasted meats and rich stews. Best enjoyed when served at 65 - 68°F.