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.
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.
Enjoy with heartier foods; mushroom risotto, roasted meats and rich stews. Best enjoyed when served at 65 - 68°F.