2016 Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico Riserva
2016 Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico Riserva; Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
Winemaker Notes; A broad yet restrained bouquet, in which the fruit (fresh plums) is dappled with floral tones of violets, sylvan ones of ferns, bark and humus, and underlying hints of iodine. The overall sensation is one of total control, class and charisma. Mineral nuances on the finish.
Among Italy’s elite red grape varieties, Sangiovese has the perfect intersection of bright red fruit and savory earthiness and is responsible for the best red wines of Tuscany. While it is best known as the chief component of Chianti, it is also the main grape in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and reaches the height of its power and intensity in the complex, long-lived Brunello di Montalcino. Somm Secret—Sangiovese doubles under the alias, Nielluccio, on the French island of Corsica where it produces distinctly floral and refreshing reds and rosés.
Chianti Classico is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established viticultural area. The term classico is used in this way in several Italian wine regions (Orvieto and Valpolicella, for example), although Chianti is the most famous example. The typical Chianti Classico wine is a ruby-red, Sangiovese-based wine with aromas of violets and cherries and a hint of earthy spice. Since the 1920s bottles of Chianti Classico wine have been marked by the DOCG’s black cockerel (Gallo Nero) logo. However bottles sold in the US are not adorned with the bird, after a long running legal dispute begun by E&J Gallo Winery in 1991 was concluded in favor of the American company.
Lamole di Lamole is a Tuscan wine producer situated in the Chianti Classico region. The estate can trace its origins back more than 700 years and today makes a portfolio of classic Chianti wines based on regional grape varieties including Sangiovese,Canaiolo, Malvasia Nera and Trebbiano Toscano.