Chianti Classico Riserva Castelli del Grevepesa Castelgreve, Tuscany
As "classico" as the Floyd On Italy box set on VHS
Tastes like: Dark Ripe Cherries. Forest Fruits. Herbal. Menthol. Smoke. Leather. Spice. Vanilla.
An exceptionally well put together wine with hand harvested grapes from some of the best vineyard sites in Panzano, Lamole and Val di Pesa.
Chianti is a rather sprawling region these days but "classico" on the label means this is the real deal and from the historic heartland. "Riserva" means more time maturing in barrel and bottle. Bueno!
Charming and attractive on the nose with generous fruit and developed flavours after two years in large Slavonian oak barrels.
Italy - 2016 - 13% - 75cl
24 months barrel aging - Hand harvested