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Piccini Chianti Classico Riserva

2009 Intense, dark ruby color. Potent, luscious and velvety, with notes of blackberry and raspberry fruit. It shows perfect ripeness and balance. Savory, spicy finish in oak frame. Ideal with succulent grilled or roasted meats.
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$32.00 / Bottle   $384.00 / Case
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Founded in 1882, family-run Tenute Piccini shares an evolution and progression that very much mirrors the growth of Tuscany. The region was launched onto the international stage thanks to its Chianti in hay-wrapped bottles that was served at Italian restaurants around the world. With more than 126 years of history, Piccini has been a leader of change and innovation in Tuscany. Today, Tenute Piccini has four separate estates and is one of the most recognized brands of Tuscan wine in the world. The flagship wine is Piccini Chianti, which boasts a distinctively orange label. Piccini is solely responsible for more than 10 percent of the entire production of Italy’s Chianti.

Angiolo Piccini founded the company with his wife Maria Teresa Totti more than a century ago with the purchase of 20 acres in Poggibonsi. Mario, took over in 1925 and steered the company through the difficult years of the Great Depression and WWII. When Mario Piccini died in 1963, the company had grown to approximately 400 acres and was well established internationally. Pierangelo Piccini and his wife Marcella Sanmicheli (the current President of the Piccini Group) brought dynamic change to the company. They enlarged the group’s portfolio and established competitive prices for value wines.

The vines of this hilly area where this wine comes from are situated at an average height of 250-400. The combined characteristics of the climate, height and soil make the Chianti Classico area particularly suitable for high quality wine production. The very best grapes from the harvest are destined to form this important wine; during maceration they yield polyphenols and noble tannins that give the wine consistency and balance. The Riserva is a richly structured wine suited to long maturation and can only be called a Riserva if it reaches an alcohol content of 12.5% after a minimum aging period of 24 months (at least 3 in the bottles).