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2016 Azienda Agricola Monteraponi Chianti Classico DocgBlend from Italy

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"I am floored by this wine. Incredible depth leaps forth from this aromatically supercharged release, bolstered with classic lines of deep black and red fruit, all beating in ...

  • 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
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95

"A fresh and lively red with lots of vivid, citrus acidity, giving it a driven backbone down the center of the palate. Medium body with dark fruit. Drink now."

93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"The 2016 Chianti Classico is gorgeous. One of the more powerful, deep Chiantis of the year, Monteraponi's 2016 packs a serious punch of fruit and structure, all in the classic style that is so typical of the estate. Floral notes add freshness and lift, but the 2016 mostly stands out for its structure. This is a stellar showing. Don't miss it."

Product Description:

"I am floored by this wine. Incredible depth leaps forth from this aromatically supercharged release, bolstered with classic lines of deep black and red fruit, all beating in sync to a mineral vein that simply put, elevates this astounding Chianti Classico above that of countless other Italian red wines. Period." -Stephen C. Fahy, DWS

"Estate-grown, no added yeast, nutrients, or malolactic bacteria are used, fermentation takes place in cement tanks, followed by about 25 days of maceration, the wine is aged in large oak only for about 16 months, and is not fined or filtered. The vines are planted in soils that are 'full of calcareous stones, rich in alberese and galestro’.

Monteraponi is in Radda in Chianti; the vineyards are at high altitude (from 400-500 meters above sea level), and the wines are carefully made in a very natural way, which is to say no added yeast, nutrients, or malolactic bacteria are used, fermentation takes place in cement tanks, followed by long macerations (even the Chianti Classico is kept on the skins for at least 25 days), the wines are aged in large oak only, and they are not fined or filtered. Only indigenous varieties are used; Sangiovese principally, of course, with the addition of a little Canaiolo and Colorino. These are vibrant, intensely flavorful, thoughtfully made, distinctive wines, some of the best examples of Chianti Classico." -Importer

Product Detail

Item # 109414
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Chianti Classico
Ratings

95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

93 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese, Colorino
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic
Taste red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, cassis, plum and floral
Nose asparagus, green pepper, red fruit, blackberry, cassis, plum and floral