The Story of the wine:
For the first time in Italian winemaking legislation, a new type of wine has been introduced at the top of the quality pyramid in a designation. It is also the first time that such a far-reaching legislative revolution has taken place thanks to a decision made by the producers themselves, in this case the 600 or so members of the Consortium. Chianti Classico is the first Italian designation to aim higher, and decide to promote everything, starting with its excellent quality products. This decision bucks the current global trend, with the goal of offering a higher standard of quality in the local winemaking sector.
Gran Selezione is produced from exclusively estate-grown grapes in the best-suited vineyards, applying strict regulations, which make it a highly prestigious wine and a new benchmark for the international winemaking scene.
As well as possessing the necessary chemical and sensory features for a high quality wine, before release Gran Selezione must be aged for at least 30 months in including three months of bottle ageing, with a subsequent required period of bottle maturation.
Gran Selezione is also credited with enhancing the various characteristic aspects of a vast and varied territory divided into nine municipalities, which differ greatly in climatic and pedological features, but are united by the unmistakeable “signature” of Sangiovese grapes. In sensory terms, Gran Selezione is a well-structured wine showing excellent balance and harmony thanks to grape selection and lengthy ageing, as well as deep, complex flavours and aromas. The palate displays approachable fruity sensations alongside the captivating hints typical of ageworthy wines.
(Above article by Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico)
– 100% Sangiovese
– Altitude : 300-350m
– Soil : Medium-texture, Predominantly Calcareous, Alberese and Galetro rocks.
– Vine training : Spurred cordon
– Maturing : approx. 30 months, half aged in 25 Hl. barrels and half aged in small terracotta amphoras
– Ageing in the bottle : approx. 8 months
– Cellaring : 20-25 years
Serving Temperature : 18°C
Tasting Note :
– Colour : Intense ruby red color, with garnet overtones
– Perfume : Well-balanced bouquet of ripe red fruits such as maraschino cherry an plum with spicy notes
– Palate : Intense and persistent elegant and complex with a long finish
Ideal with read meats, game and mushroom and truffle based dishes
AWARDS & HONORS:
Anteprima del Chianti Classico Firenze 2019 Recommended:
(Only 18 out of 472 wines get the recommendation)
Austrian lifestyle magazine “Falstaff” 2019 Trophy – 92/100 Points (2015 Vintage)
Austrian lifestyle magazine “Falstaff” 2020 Trophy – 92/100 Points (2015 Vintage)
I Vini di Veronelli 2019 – 90/100 Point (2015 Vintage)
James Suckling.com – 88/100 points (2015 Vintage)
Wine Align 2020 rating – 92/100 points (2015 Vintage)
Wine Enthusiast 2020 – 92/100 points (2015 Vintage)
Spaziovino 2020 – 92/100 points (2015 Vintage)
Michael Godel, Wine Align 2020 – 92/100 points (2015 Vintage)
Gilbert Gaillard International Challenge 2021 – 93/100 points (2015 Vintage)
Decanter World Wine Awards:
– SILVER for the Year 2019 – 90/100 rating (2015 Vintage)
– SILVER for the Year 2020 – 90/100 rating (2016 Vintage)
Suggested Retail Price: HKD 680/BT
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