** THIS IS THE CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA, NOT 'JUST' THE CHIANTI RISERVA FROM THE BROADER CHIANTI REGION (RATHER MORE COMMON AND RATHER MORE INEXPENSIVE!) **
Since 1903 the Castellani family has been exporting its own finest Estate wines from Tuscany. They have changed and evolved over the decades, but throughout the years the philosophy of their work has remained consistent: "The quality of the wine begins in the vineyard", as the ancestors used to say.
With the goal and aspiration to make memorable wines, the Castellani family has been passionately working during the last ten years, investing in wine-growing research and new cellar technologies. Experienced oenologists and agronomists have been appointed to enhance the wine-making process and the overall wine quality.
See blue link below for the excellent fiche technique/technical and tasting note from Castellani, along with the ratings and scores it has achieved.
Castellani Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2013 - fiche technique
Deep ruby red colour. Intense and characteristic bouquet, earthy, with wild red berries and underwood notes. Harmonious, dry, savoury, strong and persistent. As James Suckling says, “Blueberry cake, blackberry bush, dark chocolate and some treacle tart. Medium to full body, velvety tannins and a juicy finish. So enjoyable and silky.”
ABV = 13.0%.