Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia DOCG
This single-vineyard wine is named for the historic farmhouse Rancia, which was a Benedictine monastery, in Castelnuovo Berardenga. The vineyards face southwest and have limestone-based Alberese, which is typical to the area. There is also some Galestro, the pillar of Chianti Classico, in some parts.
As it is a Riserva, the grapes go through careful selection before vinification in stainless steel. The wine ages for a minimum of eighteen and up to twenty months in French oak and then in bottle for six to eight months.
Lovely and intense with floral and spicy notes that embrace wild berry aromas. Lovely minerality and light hints of toast. Compelling, flavorful, balanced, and long-lasting on the palate.
Wine exported to
Bermuda, Canada, Australia
Most recent awards
- 2019 | James Suckling95
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28-30 °C (82.4-86 °F)
Automatic punchdowns and pumpovers
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Barrique and barrels
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Chianti Classico, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany
9 hectares (22 acres)
Sandstone and alberese
320-420 (1,050-1,378 feet) above sea level
5,400 plants per hectare
Age of vines:
20-30 years old
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Rich ruby red with spicy and floral aromas with hints of red and black wild berries and toasty notes. The spice re-appears on the palate, which displays firm but supple tannins, and a bright finish. Compelling, flavorful and fresh.
Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).
Pairs well with red meats, game, and aged cheese.