In the glass, the vegan Chianti Classico Riserva from the Famiglia Castellani offers a bright ruby red color. Held at a slight angle, the red wine glass reveals a charming garnet-red hue at the rims. Poured into a red wine glass, this red wine from the Old World offers wonderfully expressive aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, mulberry and blueberry, rounded off with oak, gingerbread spice and vanilla, which are contributed by the barrel ageing.
On the palate, the Chianti Classico Riserva from Famiglia Castellani starts off wonderfully dry, full-bodied and aromatic. Some wines are dry on the label, others really are. This red wine belongs to the latter group, as it was bottled with just 1.5 g of residual sugar. On the palate, this balanced red wine is characterized by an incredibly silky texture. The Chianti Classico Riserva is fantastically fresh and lively on the palate thanks to its concise fruit acidity. On the finish, this mature red wine from the Tuscan wine-growing region finally delights with its remarkable length. There are again hints of blueberry and blackcurrant.
Vinification of the Famiglia Castellani Chianti Classico Riserva
This wine clearly focuses on one grape variety, namely Sangiovese. Only flawless grapes were harvested for this wonderfully balanced single-varietal wine from Famiglia Castellani. After the grape harvest, the grapes are transported to the press house as quickly as possible. Here they are sorted and carefully crushed. This is followed by fermentation in small wooden vats at controlled temperatures. Fermentation is followed by maturation on the fine lees for several months before the wine is finally bottled. Once the wine is finished, the Chianti Classico Riserva is carefully harmonized.
Dining recommendations for the Famiglia Castellani Chianti Classico Riserva
This vegan red wine from Italy should ideally be served at 15 - 18°C to accompany cabbage roulades, roasted veal liver with apples, onions and balsamic vinegar sauce or leek tortillas.
Awards for the Chianti Classico Riserva from Famiglia Castellani
In addition to a very good price-pleasure ratio, this red wine from Famiglia Castellani can also boast awards and top ratings above 90 points. In detail, these are for the 2016 vintage
- James Suckling - 93 points
- Luca Maroni - 90 points
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