This wine is pressed from the best Sangiovese grapes of the winery's Poppi (Radda in Chianti) and Brancaia (Castellina in Chianti) vineyards. It aims to express the full potential of the Sangiovese grape, offering wine lovers an uncompromising quality product of this variety typical of its terroir. Perfect with grilled meats, beef and veal roasts, stews, and grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong sauces. Blend: 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot.
93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva hits all the high notes expected of this historic denomination. The wine is brimming with cherry fruit and luscious darkness with spice, leather and unsweetened chocolate. The blend is 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot, and the wine is aged in medium toast barrique (both new and neutral) for 16 months. Like the other successful interpretations from this classic vintage, this expression reveals an impressive sense of balance. If I had to make a 2013 Chianti Classico short list, this wine would be on it.
92 Points - Wine Spectator Rich, boasting black cherry, plum and iron flavors matched to dense tannins. Shows intensity and power, with lively acidity driving the long finish. Best from 2018 through 2022.
92 Points - James Suckling Bright and lightly austere with a dried mushroom and blackberry character throughout. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Silky texture. Drink now or hold.
92 Points - Decanter Evolved aromas of eucalyptus and wild berries with plenty of mocha and chocolate character on the palate. A polished and modern style with ripe, smooth tannin and a long finish.