Castello Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico Riserva 2010 –
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Italian red wine - Castello Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico Riserva la Prima

Castello Vicchiomaggio - Chianti Classico Riserva "la Prima" Gran Selezione 2010


Wine Style: Red - Dry - Still
Region: Tuscany
Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG
Varietal: 100% Sangiovese
Alcohol: 14.5%
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Tasting Notes
Deep ruby red in color, nose redolent of ripe red fruit and spice, round and supple on the palate with a very long balsamic finish.

Suggested Pairings
Ideal with grilled sausages, roast meats and aged cheese.

The Wine
This Chianti Classico Riserva "Gran Selezione" is aged in oak barrels for 18 months to two years. The color is deep, dense crimson. The bouquet is warm and full, with rich, ripe fruit. The palate is round and opulent, with elements of ripe red fruits underscored by spice, herbs and buttered toast. The texture is silky, and the acidity is perfectly balanced by firm and yet round tannins.

The Winery
Castello Vicchiomaggio has a long and illustrious history. Sitting atop a Tuscan hill, it dominates the entire Greve Valley. The castle is associated with many famous artists and writers. Leonardo da Vinci stayed at the castle while working on the Mona Lisa. The poet Francesco Redi was staying at Vicchiomaggio when he wrote his poem "Bacco in Toscana" -- Bacchus in Tuscany -- in 1685.