CHIANTI CLASSICO

2010 Riserva Le Fioraie Riserva Piemaggio

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Grapes Sangiovese
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Tuscany
Sub-district Chianti Classico
Classification Riserva
ABV 14%

Touch subdued at the moment, but very decent concentration, cherries, damson, some prune, tobacco and coffee, then some sweet gentle spice, leather and cedar. Lovely saturation on the palate, tighter, tauter less imbued with fruit at present, shy even, cherry and plum some minerality, tobacco, coffee, quite wound in, nice tannins, good acid giving excellent length. Will evolve beautifully over the next few years if you can wait that long. Drinking range: 2017 - 2025 L&S (Apr 2017)

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Piemaggio

Piemaggio sits up on the high slopes of Castellina in Chianti, just to the North East of the town. With stony, galestra laden vineyards between 400 and 450 metres above sea-level there is very much a 'cooler climate' feel to these wines than so many in Chianti. At this height the temperature drops notably in the evenings and this has a great impact on the grapes - slow steady ripening and a broad diurnal temperature range which helps concentrate more complex flavours and avoid over richness in the juice. Based entirely within the small 'cru' called Le Fioraie this small (9 Hectare) farm is making some brilliant, finely layered wines - each with a precision and persistent elegance that has wowed us at each tasting we have had together. Winemaker Michele Neri was born at the estate in the early 1970's and although it is now owned by another family - he still oversees all the estates production. So elegant, so fine - their systematic approach to long ageing in their cellars before release means that these arrive in the UK absolutely ready to drink. The 2008 is the current release of Chianti Classico and is a very special find. Poised intense fruit in a beautifully shaped, pure example of how joyous Sangiovese can be. Fermented in stainless steel - the wine then spends a year in large Concrete tanks - followed by a second stretch of 18 months, slowly ageing in large 20 Hecto-litre French Oak Casks - before being bottled and aged further in their cellars before release.

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