2012 Ri.Va.Le. Chianti
A ticket to Tuscany in a bottle. This Chianti takes Sangiovese to a whole new level with 20 days of skin on maceration extracting more pigment and flavor then rounding out the edges with a full 24 months in small oak barrels. At 7 years old this is drinking to perfection. Flavors of cherry nectar, warm leather and balsam are just the beginning. As the wine opens up the fruit and spices become more dark and savory.
Winemaker: Ricardo Rosati
Varietals: 100% Sangiovese
Drinking window: Now - 2022
Cases made: 800
Pairings: Bechamel lasagna
- About The Producer
Agricola Fontanelle is a trio of brothers that are all things Italian. Ricardo is the winemaker, Valerio makes cheese and prosciutto, and Leonardo makes the olive oil on the family farm. Their wines have inspired more trips to Italy than any others in our portfolio and for good reason…This is Italy in its truest expression.
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