Color - Ruby red tending towards garnet
Bouquet - Rich, intense and complex
Taste - Dry, soft, gently tannic with good structure
Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva shows good persistence in a forward, jammy style with good intensity but limited overall complexity. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015. (Aug 2011)
This wine comes from the farms of Rocca delle Macie situated in the most prestigious area of Chianti Classico in the commune of Castellina in Chianti.
|Wine maker notes
|After careful selection, the grapes from Rocca delle Macie estates are vinified in the
traditional method of Chianti Classico. Once the fermentation is complete, the wine is
matured in oak barrels for at least 2 years then bottled. It remains in the bottle for a minimum of 3 months to mature before being released.
|Grape Varieties - 90% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
|Uncork at least an hour beforehand, then decant shortly before serving. Serve at a temperature of 64°-68°F. This wine is particularly well suited to dishes of red meat, roasts and game.