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Castello Monterinaldi Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

As tangy as it wants to be

Castello Monterinaldi Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

The Full Review

Riserva Classico are held for at least 24 months in barrel and 3 months in bottle. This gives these wines time to settle and come into themselves, and this wine is great example of a that. The Colorino has folded into the Sangiovese becoming one with a soft medium body and a broad, tangy mouthfeel that shows aromas of sour cherry and soil with a hint of oak in the form of tannin which provides a smooth backbone to the well placed acidity. The floral notes, another classic Sangiovese aroma, are there, but only as a whisper, quietly fading into the background, settling into the complexity of the wine. There is an earthiness to this wine, a step away from the common high-tone wines of Radda, that makes you want to sit with good friends and share a meal.