Villa Cerna Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
Chianti Classico Riserva, produced only in the best vintages, is the result of a careful selection of the best Sangiovese. After the traditional controlled temperature fermentation, the process of aging continues in barriques and barrels of medium capacity for 14 months and then the aging in bottle for 10 months. The Villa Cerna Chianti Classico Riserva has floral aromas; its harmony is the result of the balance between acidity, tannins and alcohol.
Robert Parker 90 Points "Famiglia Cecchi's 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Cerna is a dark and well-concentrated wine with rich fiber and integrated structure to match. The bouquet emits aromas of dried cherry, plum and blackberry that segue to spice and savory tobacco. The character of the wine is dark, rich and savory and would go nicely with a mincemeat pie. The blend here is 95% Sangiovese with 5% Colorino, and the wine ages in oak for 14 months or just a little bit longer because it is a Riserva."
Expressive aromas hint at woodsy and wild herb notes. For now, the core of strawberry and cherry fruit holds center court, shaded by elements of earth, iron and tobacco. Dense and powerful, with fine length. Best from 2022 through 2037. 2,500 cases made, 500 cases imported.
A really ripe red showing strawberry jam, dried plums and hints of figs. Ash, too. Full body, round and juicy tannins, a dusty texture and a medium finish.
Aromas of roasted coffee bean, vanilla and a hint of violet lead the nose. The dense palate shows clove, espresso and black plum alongside close-grained tannins.