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Dellatorri

Dellatorri
2014 Collector Series, Chianti Riserva

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pasta Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico Riserva

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .02%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15.99
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Dellatorri
2014 Collector Series, Chianti Riserva

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pasta Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico Riserva

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .02%
Medium dusty garnet color. Aromas of diced cherries, fresh thyme, cacao nibs, pressed flowers, and polished leather with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, engaging, medium-length cedar shavings and pink peppercorns finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A highly ageable Chianti that will be best after 3-6 years.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Old World
Aroma Aroma: diced cherries, fresh thyme, cacao nibs, pressed flowers, and polished leather
Taste Flavor: cedar shavings and pink peppercorns
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Spaghetti Bolognese, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A highly ageable Chianti that will be best after 3-6 years.

The Importer

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Tuscany Chianti Classico Riserva

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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.