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Castelvecchi Madonnino della Pieve Chianti Classico Gran Selezionetext

Castelvecchi Madonnino della Pieve Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016

Tuscany, ItalyThis Gran Selezione sangiovese comes off Radda in Chianti's Madonnino vineyard, planted in 1970. Picked over sever triers, each fermented separately, with 40 days' maceration. It continues aging over 24 months in young French barriques, followed by 18 months in large barrels. Powerful and stately, with wild cherry, black raspberry, worked leather, and perfumed dried florals, wrapped up with ample structural and sueded tannins and seasoned with hoisin and cracked peppercorns. It is very polished and prime for drinking now, but it will undoubtedly cellar well with its Diam10 closure.Tasted: 29 July 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$95.00750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: CastelvecchiDistributors: Grand Cru Imports
Grape: SangioveseCSPC: 348381UPC: 8006297006192