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Villa Puccini

Villa Puccini
2014 Chianti Riserva DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico Riserva

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.99
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Villa Puccini
2014 Chianti Riserva DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico Riserva

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Brick red color. Aromas of spiced berries, castelvetrano olives, roasted nuts, and hint of waxy honeycomb with a silky, vibrant, dryish medium body and a seamless, captivating, medium-length sundried tomato, chestnuts, and earthy roasted root vegetables finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. This is a very good example of classically styled Chianti, with an abundance of savory herbs that makes for a bottle that rewards time, and will be wonderful with food.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Savory & Old World
Aroma Aroma: spiced berries, castelvetrano olives, roasted nuts, and hint of waxy honeycomb
Taste Flavor: sundried tomato, chestnuts, and earthy roasted root vegetables
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Braised Oxtail Ravioli, Spaghetti Bolognese, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: This is a very good example of classically styled Chianti, with an abundance of savory herbs that makes for a bottle that rewards time, and will be wonderful with food.

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Tuscany Chianti Classico Riserva

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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.