Chianti Classico Riserva Cru “La Prima” DOCG

Vicchiomaggio

Pronunciation
vick-yoh-MAH-jo
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Vicchiomaggio
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
John Matta

Overview

La Prima is an award winning riserva from a well situated vineyard in front of Vicchiomaggio visible when you approach the estate from Florence on the SR 222 highway. The vineyard was one of the first in the area to be planted using the high density technique and the mature vines produce a fine offering. An uncompromising traditional Chianti Classico produced from the oldest vines on the estate. Yields are very low and the total production is never more than about 7,500 bottles, the wine is a rarity and quite unique. Very drinkable when released, will continue to improve for years and is a firm favourite with collectors.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Sangiovese
Vinification
Varietals vinified separately. Soft pressed with maceration and fermentation in steel tanks. The wine undergoes 2ndary fermentation in barriques.
Aging
For 14 months in French barriques with 9 months in the bottle prior to release.
Alcohol
13.5%
| Appearance
Deep ruby red
| Aroma
Scents of red berries and plum fruit with herbaceous forest floor and vanilla.
| Taste
A powerful and concentrated wine. Flavour of fresh cherries wrapped in chocolate.
| Serving Suggestions
The lexicon of full flavoured meats and game roasted with root vegetables drizzled with olive oil and sea salt.

Chianti Classico Riserva Cru “La Prima” DOCG

Suggested Retail:
$53.00
CSPC#:
490318
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6