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The magazine Restaurant Wine (www.restaurantwine.com) published a special report on Chianti Classico in the issues #166-168 and selected some of our wines among their suggestions. In particular, our wines have been reviewed as follows:

NITTARDI, 2013 BELCANTO, CHIANTI CLASSICO, 4 stars:
A supple, balanced Chianti Classico of excellent quality. It is ripely
flavored (cherry, red currant, plum), full bodied, moderately intense, and
medium long on the finish, displaying hints of rose petal, herbs, white
pepper, and oak. Great value. 90% Sangiovese, 10% other indigenous
red varieties, produced from higher altitude vineyards at Nittardi (450
meters) and a southern Castellina vineyard, at 270 meters. Aged 12
months in French oak casks. Castellina in Chianti. 13% [2017-2019]
Weygandt Wines, Washington, DC & Louis Gluntz, Lincolnshire

NITTARDI, 2013 CASANUOVA DI NITTARDI,
VIGNA DOGHESSA, CHIANTI CLASSICO, 5 stars:
A concentrated, full bodied, single vineyard wine of very fine quality. It
is fleshy and rich on the palate, with good depth of fruit, light oakiness,
and a firm, long finish, tasting of plum, cassis, sour cherry, black licorice,
toast, and spicy oak. Very long finish. 100% Sangiovese. Aged 14 months
in French oak casks. Castellina in Chianti. 13.5% [2017-2022] Weygandt
Wines, Washington, DC & Louis Gluntz, Lincolnshire, IL

2011 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA SELEZIONATA, 5 stars
2012 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA SELEZIONATA, 5 stars
Two exceptional Riservas from this historical Castellina in Chianti
estate (once owned by Michelangelo, who made wine here). The
2011 is full bodied, medium rich and firmly structured; a wine
with fine fruit character (blueberry, cherry, plum, rose petal, cassis,
mint, sage), complex oak overtones (vanilla, toast, roasted nuts),
excellent balance, and a long finish. 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot.
Produced from the estate’s best vineyard, which lies at 500 meters.
Aged 24 months in French oak casks, 30% new. 14% The 2012 is
superb: suppler and slightly fuller than the 2011, it has very ripe fruit
character (blackberry, plum, blueberry jam), evident complexity
(spicy oak, pepper, rose petal), and a very long, mildly tannic
finish. Very fine quality. Castellina in Chianti. 14% Both wines
need further aging. [2019-2024] Weygand

See full articles here: rw-166-168-nittardi-reviews

 

 

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