Chianto Classico Riserva
In the heart of Tuscany lies the Chianti Classico zone, the origin of our Santa Lucia Riserva, where the best wines of the DOCG are made. Its aged for 2 years in wood and 1 in the bottle before release. The wine illustartes complexity of fruit, dried fruit and spice upon opening.
Tasting notesDeep-garnet in color; the nose debuts with fresh and dried red fruits and spice box. The palate mimicks the aromas displaying excellent weight, balance and length.
Food pairingsIt is ideal with a veal roast, yet is also exceptional with grilled red meat and soft cheeses.
The Castellani family founded the Santa Lucia estate in the 19th Century, near Pisa in Santa Lucia, Pontedera. The wines are made in a classic style with state of the art winemaking technology from Vermentino, Sangiovese (Grosso) and Ciliegiolo grapes.
This Chianti Classico is produced from specially selected Sangiovese grapes grown in the vineyards of Chianti Classico appellation, the most ancient Chianti area. Made following traditional vinification methods: completely mature grapes are hand harvested from vineyards. Fermentation at controlled temperatures and prolonged maceration with the skins.
Deep-garnet in color; the nose debuts with fresh and dried red fruits and spice box. The palate mimicks the aromas displaying excellent weight, balance and length.
It is ideal with a veal roast, yet is also exceptional with grilled red meat and soft cheeses.
The first documents identifying Chianti with a wine production area, are dated back to the 18th Century and referred to the Lega del Chianti (League of Chianti) born in Florence to regulate the administrative relationships with the producers of a red Sangiovese-based wine, in Radda, Gaiole e Castellina (currently part of the Chianti Classico production area known as Golden Triangle). The sign of the Lega del Chianti was a black rooster that became later the emblem of the Chianti Classico Consortium.
Gold Medal: Gilbert&Gaillard 2020 – vintage 2017