Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico Riserva

Country: 
Italy
Region: 
Tuscany
Item code: 
ICI014
Vintage: 
1994
Bottle sizes: 
750 ML
Appellation: 
Chianti Classico
Wine type: 
Red
Organic: 
Practicing
Castell'in Villa
Varietals: 
Sangiovese
Sourced from their best vineyards within their property - at the southeast corner of Castelnuovo Berardenga.
Altitude approximately 300m in elevation.
Alluvial soil with pebbles and a mixture of lime, clay and sand.
Hand harvested between the second half of September and early October.
Natural fermentation with native yeast in stainless steel tanks for 12-14 days.
Aged in large Slavonian oak for 24 to 36 months.
The Castell'in Villa wines are always released a year to two years after most of their peers. They are one of the oldest estates and have wines in their cellar dating back to 1971.
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The 1994 Chianti Classico Riserva is more immediate and juicy than the 1993. There is plenty of underlying structure, but it is buried by the wine's generous fruit. Sweet dark cherries, plums, tobacco and incense meld together on the exotic, spiced finish. This is a relatively fleshy wine for Castell-in Villa. I have a slight preference for the 1993, but the truth is that all five wines from the 1990s are fabulous. I would be thrilled to own any of them. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024.
The 1994 Chianti Classico Riserva is more immediate and juicy than the 1993. There is plenty of underlying structure, but it is buried by the wine's generous fruit. Sweet dark cherries, plums, tobacco and incense meld together on the exotic, spiced finish. This is a relatively fleshy wine for Castell'in Villa. I have a slight preference for the 1993, but the truth is that all five wines from the 1990s are fabulous. I would be thrilled to own any of them.
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94\nThe 1994 Chianti Classico Riserva is more immediate and juicy than the 1993. There is plenty of underlying structure, but it is buried by the wine's generous fruit. Sweet dark cherries, plums, tobacco and incense meld together on the exotic, spiced finish. This is a relatively fleshy wine for Castell-in Villa. I have a slight preference for the 1993, but the truth is that all five wines from the 1990s are fabulous. I would be thrilled to own any of them. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024. \n94\nThe 1994 Chianti Classico Riserva is more immediate and juicy than the 1993. There is plenty of underlying structure, but it is buried by the wine's generous fruit. Sweet dark cherries, plums, tobacco and incense meld together on the exotic, spiced finish. This is a relatively fleshy wine for Castell'in Villa. I have a slight preference for the 1993, but the truth is that all five wines from the 1990s are fabulous. I would be thrilled to own any of them.\n