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2015 Vignamaggio Gherardino Riserva Chianti ClassicoBlend from Italy

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"Chianti Classico Riserva ‘Gherardino’ is dedicated to the Gherardinis, the noble Tuscan family that founded Vignamaggio in the 1300’s. Gherardino is Vignamaggio’s Riserva b...

  • 94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 92 Wine Spectator
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About

94

"This is ripe and decadent yet fresh and enticing on the nose, showing notes of red plums, black plums, morello cherries, cedar, tobacco, ash, licorice and tar. The palate is very intense and incredibly energetic with bright acidity and firm, savory tannins. Long and beautiful. Drink in 2022."

92 Wine Spectator

"Pure and enticing, this red weaves cherry, strawberry, floral, mineral and tar aromas and flavors around a dense matrix of tannins. Vibrant acidity keeps this focused as the mineral elements intensify on the long aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2033. 4,100 cases made, 550 cases imported. — BS"

Product Description:

"Chianti Classico Riserva ‘Gherardino’ is dedicated to the Gherardinis, the noble Tuscan family that founded Vignamaggio in the 1300’s.

Gherardino is Vignamaggio’s Riserva bottling, which is the middle tier of the new Chianti classification pyramid, requiring a minimum of 24 months of ageing (between wood and bottle). Gherardino is a blend of 80-90% Sangiovese with the inclusion of 10-20% Merlot which adds volume and richness. The vines are between 20 and 30 years old. The sangiovese component of Gherardino ages in 15-20hl oak barrels for 18-20 months, while the merlot ages in 225lt French barriques. Once blended, the wine rests in bottle for additional 6 months.

Chianti Classico Riserva Gherardino is rich, enveloping and textured to the core. Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco and spices flesh out on the racy finish. Enjoy with savory first courses, red meat and seasoned cheese." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 113514
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Chianti Classico
Ratings

94 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

92 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese, Merlot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar
Nose asparagus, green pepper, red fruit, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather