Color: Medium ruby core, lighter ruby edges.
Nose: Smoky black fruit here, with some black cherry near the edges.
Palate: Very smoky, almost peaty mouth, with good acidity and brighter fruit, but the peat drowns out much of that balance.
The Chianti Classico Riserve comes from a selection of grapes from vineyards which are more suitable for long maturing. Vinified in steel with a maceration of about 20 days, and as a second passage, it is aged in smaller wooden barrels for about 18 months, to then rest for a minimum of 3 months in glass. Composition of the grapes : 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo and Colorino.