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    Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2005
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

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    Professional Ratings: 90 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 13%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 104802

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The characteristic of 2005 year was the alternation of dry and hot periods with wet and relatively cold ones. The ripeness of grapes occurred slowly with a good development of aromatic components. The harvest was late, compared to the previous years, but a strict and rigid selection of bunches of grapes gave us the opportunity to bring in the cellar healthy and ripe grapes that enabled a regular fermentation. This brought the result of wines with a good aromatic character and a good balance between acidity and alcoholic concentration. Now it is too early to give a judgment for 2005 wines, but we can say that we can expect wines that will evolve well and that will be very enjoyable.

    The Chianti Classico Riserva has a ruby red color with a trace of garnet. The nose is elegant, displaying hints of spice and fruit. This is a well-structured wine with smooth tannins and a long finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Fully mature, there's a clean, gentle sense fo sangiovese at the center of this wine, softened by age to a round, plum-tomato smokiness. An autumnal wine, this is ready to drink with salumi.

    90 Points
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