This is a really enjoyable Chianti Riserva with soft red cherries and plums on the nose with a savoury spiciness from a year spent in barrels. The palate is well structured with more of that fruit and spice and a bright lick of acidity and fine tannins on the finish.
A food friendly wine that is nice with a bit of mature cheese.
"The Calappiano winery dates back to the 1500s so they’ve got loads of experience making great wine. It shows in this Riserva Chianti which will satisfy those who want a classic style. A good dinner party wine."
With a fascinating historty dating back to Medici Florence in the 1500s, the Fattoria di Calappiano as we know it today is made up of 200 hectares of vines planted along side olive grovesand woodlands that make up this beautiful natural heritage site. Owned by the Sensi Family, the Calappiano estate and its team proudly respect the history and tradition of its past, while also embracing the modern innovations that have helped bring its wine onto the international market.