Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico Riserva

Country: 
Italy
Region: 
Tuscany
Item code: 
ICI035
Vintage: 
1985
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 1985 Chianti Classico Riserva is a gorgeous wine. It has plenty of depth and richness to match its fabulous overall balance. The warmth of the vintage is very nicely balanced here. The bouquet is starting to show early signs of development, which suggests the 1985 won't be one of the longer-lived vintages at Castell-in Villa, but it should continue to drink well for another 5-7 years, perhaps longer. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.
The 1985 Chianti Classico Riserva is a gorgeous wine. It has plenty of depth and richness to match its fabulous overall balance. The warmth of the vintage is very nicely balanced here. The bouquet is starting to show early signs of development, which suggests the 1985 won't be one of the longer-lived vintages at Castell'in Villa, but it should continue to drink well for another 5-7 years, perhaps longer.
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93\nThe 1985 Chianti Classico Riserva is a gorgeous wine. It has plenty of depth and richness to match its fabulous overall balance. The warmth of the vintage is very nicely balanced here. The bouquet is starting to show early signs of development, which suggests the 1985 won't be one of the longer-lived vintages at Castell-in Villa, but it should continue to drink well for another 5-7 years, perhaps longer. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.\n93\nThe 1985 Chianti Classico Riserva is a gorgeous wine. It has plenty of depth and richness to match its fabulous overall balance. The warmth of the vintage is very nicely balanced here. The bouquet is starting to show early signs of development, which suggests the 1985 won't be one of the longer-lived vintages at Castell'in Villa, but it should continue to drink well for another 5-7 years, perhaps longer.\n