750 ML, 1.5 L
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.
This gives an impression of sweetness stemming from the ripe plum, black cherry, licorice and tar flavors. Dense and lively, with a muscular finish. Coming into its own now, and should age another decade. Drink now through 2029.
The 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva is fabulous. Powerful and classically austere, the 2010 oozes with class. A host of black cherry, plum, licorice, sage and lavender overtones develop with time in a complex wine that is going to need quite a few years to be at its best. The 2010 Riserva will thrill readers who appreciate firm, structured wines built for cellaring.
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