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Why do we love this wine?

I liked this winery from the get-go for their dedication to the sangiovese grape. With the rise of ‘super Tuscans’ and the popularity of growing cabernet in that part of the world, a bloody great Chianti Classico from 100% sangiovese can sometimes get overlooked. John Dunkley, English-born naturalised Tuscan and founder of Riecine was quoted as saying, “When Baron Philippe de Rothschild plants Sangiovese, I’ll switch to Cabernet Sauvignon.” Winning!

Profile

Cranberry
Sour Cherry
Spice
Medium-bodied
Chewy
Elegant

Anyway, on to the wine: I’m not sure if it’s the way it’s made, or where it’s grown, but this’ll suit those with new-world palates. It’s got a plushness and richness that can often be lacking in Chianti. There’s all of that glorious varietal character, but it’s delightfully approachable now even in spite of its undeniably age-worthiness. Think plump sour cherries and cranberries, underlaid with gravelly terracotta notes and dusty tannin. Chianti is THE food wine, so don’t miss the chance to pair with some Tuscan fare. Pop it down in the cellar, slow cook your ‘ragú di cinghiale’ for about four years, and pour a glass when it’s ready. Be warned, it might just be a life-changing experience. 

Awards

Guida all'eccellenza del 2019
Luca Gardini
Michaela Morris, Decanter
16.5/20 Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com
3 Glasses - Gambero Rosso 2020
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Specs

Region
Tuscany
Vintage
2017
Cellaring
2029
Preservatives
Sulphites
Alcohol by Vol.
13.5%
Closure
Cork
Bottle Vol
750mL
Blend Info
100% Sangiovese
Serving Temp.
17.0°C

Producer

Riecine

Region

Tuscany
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