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Luisi

Luisi
2015 Chianti Riserva DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico Riserva

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17.99

Luisi
2015 Chianti Riserva DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico Riserva

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of cocoa-dusted dried goji berries, ink, fall leaves, and hint of pomegranate vinaigrette with a bright, dryish medium body and a breezy finish revealing notes of nutskin, sour cherry skin, and bark with barky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A nice earthy and tangy Chianti.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Old World & Savory
Aroma Aroma: cocoa-dusted dried goji berries, ink, fall leaves, and hint of pomegranate vinaigrette
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of nutskin, sour cherry skin, and bark
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice earthy and tangy Chianti.

The Producer or Importer

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The Producer or  Importer
18 Weyburn Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
USA
1 914-882-4285

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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.