Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, Tuscany, Italy 2020
VINTAGE : 2020
COUNTRY : Italy
REGION/APPELLATION : Tuscany
VARIETALS : 100% Sangiovese
The Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva features the della Volpaia family coat of arms. The family took it’s name from the village of Volpaia itself. Lorenzo della Volpaia (1446-1572), an architect, goldsmith, mathematicians and clockmaker, founded a Florentine dynasty of clockmakers and scientific- instrument makers that included his son Camillo, Benvenuto and Eufrosino, and nephew Girolamo. As clockmaker, Lorenzo gained fame and honor with the construction of the Orologio dei Pianeti (Planetary Clock). Lorenzo also built the clock at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. He was a friend of Leonardo da Vinci and took part in the discussion on the placements of Michelangelo’s David. The della Volpaia instruments are on display at the Science Museum in Florence and Greenwich (United Kingdom), the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence and the Adler Museum in Chicago.
Riserva is the best representation of the tradition. An iconic wine that the Mascheroni Stianti family have been producing since 1967, when only very few producers used to produce a Chianti Classico Riserva. It’s produced with 100% of Sangiovese coming from some of the highest vineyards of the Chianti. The unique microclimate and the soil composition of “macigno Toscano” donate to this Sangiovese some of its outstanding complexity and elegance.
The Chianti Classico Riserva has a ruby red hue with a trace of garnet. The nose is elegant, displaying hints of spice and fruit. This is a well-structured wine with smooth tannins and a long finish.