Castello di Volpaia
2012 Chianti Classico RiservaTuscany Italy
Castello di Volpaia overlooks the village of Radda in Chianti. The town was built in the 11th century as a fortified village on the Florence/Sienna border. Although only part of the original protective walls and two of its six towers are still standing today, the medieval layout and buildings within the village are still intact, making Volpaia one of the best preserved villages of its period. Just as it has been for the last 900 years, the entire village is intimately involved in the production of wine and olive oil.
This Chianti Classico Riserva, made from organically-farmed Sangiovese grapes, exudes aromas and flavors of ripe, plum, leather, red berries, thyme, sage and white pepper with fresh acidity and solid tannins. Drink between 2014 and 2030. 93 points Wine Spectator; 93 points Wine Enthusiast; Tre Bicchieri. 13.5% ABV TEG