This May our featured wine is our Chianti Colli Senesi 2011 Riserva D.O.C.G. This Chianti Riserva is sourced directly by us from the Cantina Gavioli which is situated a few kilometres from Chianciano in a panoramic location in the Tuscan hills. The Gavioli policy is both to make traditional wines and to invent new, high quality ones using modern systems and techniques.
The vineyards extend from Monte Cetona to the nearby Val d’Orcia. The soil consists mostly of volcanic tufa, loose and structured. A very particular microclimate allows a more gradual ripening to take place and a better preservation of the fruity aromas of the wines. The Chianti Riserva is produced in limited quantities but enough for it to be known for its high quality.
This Chianti Riserva is an intense ruby red with hints of garnet on the rim, then the nose proffers generous and distinctly super ripe fruit. The palate hits you immediately with a full-bodied velvet smooth and very dense mouthfeel where the tannins melt beautifully with the alcohol. We recommend this wine with red meats, game and cheeses.
For the month of May, we are pleased to offer this superb wine for the price of €45.