Nittardi Chianti Classico Riserva Selezionata 2017
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
“This is one of the best Tuscan wines in the market – dark and brooding, fruitful and earthy, tons of structure. The vanilla and chocolate is intensebut layered within the fruit, and balanced on the palate. This full-bodied seductress is the perfect companion to brawny meat dishes – muscular meals like Cingale or Osso Bucco. Make sure to decant for the greatest enjoyment.”
Nittardi is one of my favorite estates in Castellina in Chianti thanks to the enormous attention on aesthetics practiced at this modern art-loving property. The hot-vintage 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva is sultry, velvety and deep. It shows a saturated color and dark berry characteristics with plum, black cherry, spice and leather. What stands out most in the Riserva is the rich and supple quality of the mouthfeel and the almost integrated tannins that are still tight. Nittardi has successfully harnessed the warm vintage to create a wine that should evolve nicely in the bottle. This is a good pairing to a traditional Sienese pici al buristo, the local pasta with blood-sausage sauce.