Nittardi Chianti Classico Riserva Selezionata 2016 - SPIRITED Wines
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Nittardi Chianti Classico Riserva Selezionata 2016
SKU: 62239

Nittardi Chianti Classico Riserva Selezionata 2016

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Category Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Brand Nittardi
Alcohol/vol 14%
Intense ruby red, nose of blueberry, dark cherry, ripe blackberry and garrigue with notes of exotic spices. Medium palate with elegant tannins and balanced acidity. Outstanding texture, remarkable softness with a long & persisting finish. Riserva 2016 is still a very compact and young wine that will shine from 2020 onwards for at least 20 years to come. It matches perfectly with dishes of the creative Tuscan cuisine.
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The Nittardi 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is a handsome and balanced wine that delivers lots of intensity, partly due to the quality of the primary fruit and partly due to the spicy oak. The wine opens to a dark, inky appearance with more plum and blackberry than you get in your standard Chianti Classico (those wines tend to veer toward red and purple fruits instead). The wine, representing a blend of 97% Sangiovese and 3% Merlot, offers lots of power and momentum with soft tannins and a nice touch of crisp acidity on the close. Serve it with an ossobuco and a side of extra cheesy risotto.

Monica Larner, September 19, 2019