Chianti Classico Vallepicciola 2019 (750ML)
A wine with unique charm and complexity, made from 100% Sangiovese grapes grown in the picturesque hills of Chianti Classico, just 10 minutes from Siena. This vintage boasts a light ruby red color with ripe cherry and violet notes, complemented by hints of vanilla. The smooth and velvety tannins make for a wine that is silky and luxurious, with a pleasant and lingering finish.. Enjoy it with hors d'oeuvres, cured meats, cheeses, first courses with meat sauce, or grilled meats.
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92 Points, James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com: "Intense notes of blackberries, blackcurrants, dried violets and sandalwood. The palate reflects the nose and the fine tannins and some bright, mineral character keep things refreshing. Rose-petal note at the end. Drink or hold." 10/21
Michaela Morris, DECANTER: “From a mere three hectares, Vallepicciola has grown to 105ha in the last 20 years. The new cellar is a modern, no-expense-spared facility and highly awarded winemaker Alessandro Cellai has recently moved over from Castellare di Castellina. Barrique ageing is evident in the wood spice nuances and sweet oak tannins but there is plenty of pure, vigorous fruit to back it up. Blackberry and currants pack the core in this sleek, polished package. Sangiovese’s underlying radiant acidity leaves the mouth clean.”
96 points, Luca Gardini, Gardini Notes: “Still one of the most successful creations of the ‘house’ Vallepicciola. From Sangiovese 100% pure, a wine with a dark nose with scents of blueberry jam, then laurel, wild violet and touches of white pepper. The taste is dense and tense, with salty tannins and a fruity-officinal return.”