Chianti Classico Riserva
A step up in intensity and purity. Winemaker Diego Finocchi ages this single-vineyard, 100% Sangiovese wine for two years in traditional oak cask. A perfect example of the cut and poise of high-altitude Chianti Classico from Radda! A delicious, soulful example of the best these mountainside vineyards can give.
WINERY: L’Erta di Radda – Azienda Agricola Diego Finocchi
WINEMAKER: Diego Finocchi
REGION: ITALY • Tuscany • Radda in Chianti
APPELLATION: Chianti Classico DOCG
BLEND: 100% Sangiovese
VINEYARDS: A single-vineyard selection of Sangiovese fruit near the village of Radda in Chianti, between 1,050 and 1,200 feet in altitude and facing southeast. Soils combine galestro (a compacted clay) and hard alberese rock.
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Destemmed; fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tank. Aged for 24 months in traditional “botti,” a 2,000L oak cask. Lightly filtered.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled sausage; air-dried salami; garlicky pasta in meat sauce; aged sheep’s cheese
NOTES: An “erta” is a steep slope; Radda is particularly known for its steeply graded hills and valleys.