Full Review

Cancello Rosso

Cancello Rosso
2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30
Cellar Selection

Cancello Rosso
2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of sour cherry preserves, wet autumn leaves, crushed coriander seed, and black tea with a crisp, dryish full body and a long finish that presents overtones of rhubarb, suede and mint. A restrained, elegant take on Chianti; evolves in the glass.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: sour cherry preserves, wet autumn leaves, crushed coriander seed, and black tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of rhubarb, suede and mint
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A restrained, elegant take on Chianti; evolves in the glass.

The Producer

Fattoria della Aiola

The Producer
S.P. 102 Loc.Vagliagli
Castelnuovo Berdenga, 53019
Italy
-+39 0577 322615

Tuscany Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Chianti Riserva is a Chianti wine that has been aged longer in wood and in the cellar. The exact aging period differs with the specific Chianti zone (there are seven in total, along with Chianti Classico). A typical release period for a Chianti Riserva is two years after the harvest ( a non-Riserva can be released as early as six to eight months after harvest).

Asa Riserva is aged longer in wood, a producer will make certain that a Riserva is a "better" wine than his Chianti normale; in other words, a richer, more complex Chianti, one that can drink well for five to seven years or more.

A Chianti Riserva can stand up to richer foods than a Chianti normale; pair with rich red meats, game and aged cheeses.