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Gran Selezione Chianti Classico DOCG

Country: Italy

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Gran Selezione Chianti Classico DOCG.

Winemaking Process
Fermentation: 14-15 days in 75HL unrefined cement vats at a maximum temperature of 26ºC.
Aging: in 41 HL untoasted French oak barrels for about 17 months.
Refinement: a minimum of 12 months in bottle.

Tasting Notes
Color:
Intense ruby red with subtle garnet highlights.
Bouquet:
Intense aroma with distinct notes of rope red fruit and subtle hints of dried violet. The bouquet also boasts spiced fragrances.
Taste:
Elegant on the palate. The notable freshness is paired with excellent, mature tannins, boasting depth and pleasant to the senses. Excellent, well-balanced and long finish.

Vigna di Sessina 2015 Gran Selezione Chianti Classico DOCG - James Suckling - 93 Points.

What’s a “Gran Selezione,” you ask? It’s basically a “super-Riserva” of a Chianti Classico winery’s finest vineyards, with longer time in barrel, and higher minimum alcohol and dry extract. It’s a winery’s Grand Cru expression, like this beautiful 100% Sangiovese from the Sessina vineyard that Suckling loved for its “Aromas of cinnamon, tree bark, resin and ripe fruit. Dark berries, too. Full-bodied, chewy and tannic.” A masterpiece of Tuscany, built to age and to embarrass much more expensive Brunelli. The pro pairing here is Bistecca alla Fiorentina, with fresh Ligurian olive oil and sea salt.

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