2016 Borgo Salcetino Chianti Classico Riserva Lucarello
2016 Borgo Salcetino Chianti Classico Riserva Lucarello The Lucarello Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG by Borgo Salcetino impresses with its intense grantarote colour, the bouquet of this 2016 is reminiscent of liquorice, wild berries and vanilla. On the palate, this Chianti Classico Riserva presents itself full-bodied, with robust texture, balanced tannins. The finish is very long and sustainable
The Chianti Classico Lucarello Riserva di Borgo Salcetino was born in the company’s splendid vineyards, located in Radda in Chianti.
This wine is produced mainly with Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes, harvested entirely by hand in boxes. After a 21-day maceration on the skins at controlled temperatures, the must passes into wooden barrels, where it matures for 24 months. Refinement in the bottle follows.
The Chianti Classico Lucarello Riserva di Borgo Salcetino has an intense garnet red color. The nose is intense, with spicy notes of licorice and vanilla that blend with aromas of berries. In the mouth it shows a robust structure, with balanced tannins and excellent persistence in the finish.
It goes very well with well-aged cheeses and meat sauce. It is also excellent with grilled meats.
A dark-berried vine, is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. Virtually synonymous with the red wines of Tuscany, and all the romanticism that goes with the territory, Sangiovese is the core constituent in some of the great names in Italian wine. Italy’s love affair with Sangiovese – and indeed the world’s – is generations old, though recent grapevine research suggests the variety is not as ancient as once thought. At the dawn of the 21st Century, Sangiovese equated to roughly one in every 10 vines on the Italian peninsula. The quality of Sangiovese wine can be notoriously variable. But, in the 1980s, drastically improved winemaking techniques saw a significant shift toward more quality-oriented releases. Sangiovese has numerous clones and is consequently known by many synonyms in its native Italy. Good-quality Sangiovese is prized for its high acid, firm tannins and balanced nature. Savory flavors of dark cherries and black stonefruit are characteristic, and may be backed by secondary notes of tomato leaf and dried herbs. The use of oak has become more popular and this coaxes richer flavors from the grapes, tending toward plum and wild raspberry. In Tuscany, Sangiovese is the sole grape variety permitted in the prestigious Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and provides the backbone to Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and the popular wines of Chianti.