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Lanciola Le Masse di Greve Chianti Classico Riservatext

Lanciola Le Masse di Greve Chianti Classico Riserva 2016

Greve, Florence, Tuscany, ItalyMasse di Greve is a 70 year old, 10.8 ha single vineyard rooted in shale soils at 300-400m in Greve. This field blend is dominated by Sangiovese (over 90%), but also includes many other autochthonous varieties including Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Colorino, Malvasia Nera and Mamolo. The Riserva is a barrel selection of the winery’s finest grapes. This wine was fermented in stainless over 3 weeks before 16-24 months’ rest in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th year barriques, prior to 6 months in bottle before release. Wild and dried cherry, raspberry, autumnal leaves is woven throughout the medium palate, studded with mineral salts and buoyed by a lifted acidity which carries this through a lingering bitter cherry / saline finish. Tannins are well absorbed into the fruit at this stage, elegantly framing, and welcoming food pairings like pork tenderloin or ragu. In a lovely place right now.Tasted: 18 January 2024Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Lanciola, Az Agr.Distributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Sangiovese