2008 Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
Another incredible offering from Contemassi, today’s 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG is the winery’s tippy-top wine. We are crazy about it, and we offer it to you, our Italophiles, with our boldest recommendation.
Cask-aged for 24 months and bottle-aged for another year, this wine was held back by the winery until it was perfectly ready. And, boy, is it ready! This is a classic and elegant Chianti that possesses supreme balance, wonderful flavors and heady, old world aromatics.
If you are a fan of Chianti, in this price range it doesn’t get much better than today’s delightful wine from Contemassi.
Translucent ruby at the core. At the edge, a characteristic Chianti brickish hue encircles the wine.
Braised cherry, toasty sweet spice, blackberry, dusty bramble, candied hazlenut and toasted oak all meld together in wonderful harmony.
Bright and superbly balanced with young cherry, young blackberry and dark chocolate-covered cherry. As the wine opens, it reveals fig, dusty earth, subtle neutral oak and a very subtle and lovely hint of vineyard dust.
Mouthwatering and bright, with a very gradually spreading dryness. Hints of pomegranate and subtle balsamic punctuate the finish.
This classic Chianti begs to be enjoyed with nearly any Italian meal. A chicken Parmesan or a hearty pasta dish would be perfect.
What the Winery Says
- Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva
- Tuscany, Italy
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Sangiovese