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The powerful Rialzi Chianti Classico from Frescobaldi shimmers a dense ruby red in the glass. Held at a slight angle, a transition of the wine's color towards garnet red is visible at the edges of this barrel-aged wine. After the first swirl, this red wine reveals a high viscosity, which can be seen in church windows at the edge of the glass. This single-varietal Italian wine reveals wonderfully elegant notes of blueberries, blackcurrants, mulberries and blackberries in the glass. There are also hints of other fruits.
This dry red wine from Frescobaldi is ideal for wine drinkers who prefer to drink it bone dry. The Rialzi Chianti Classico comes very close to this, as it was produced with just 1 gram of residual sugar. On the palate, this powerful red wine is characterized by an incredibly velvety and dense texture. The Rialzi Chianti Classico is fantastically fresh and lively on the palate thanks to its concise fruit acidity. The finish of this mature red wine from the wine-growing region of Tuscany, Chianti Classico to be precise, impresses with a remarkable aftertaste.
Vinification of the Frescobaldi Rialzi Chianti Classico
This powerful red wine from Italy is made from the Sangiovese grape variety. The Rialzi Chianti Classico is an Old World wine through and through, as this Italian wine exudes an extraordinary European charm that clearly underlines the success of wines from the Old World. The ripening of the grapes for this Sangiovese wine is influenced to a considerable extent by the climate of the growing region. In Tuscany, the grapes thrive in a warm climate, which is reflected, among other things, in particularly well-ripened grapes and a rather high must weight. The grapes for this red wine from Italy are harvested exclusively by hand when they are perfectly ripe. After the grape harvest, the grapes are quickly taken to the press house. Here they are sorted and carefully crushed. This is followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks and small wooden barrels at controlled temperatures. Once fermentation is complete, the Rialzi Chianti Classico can continue to harmonize on the fine lees for 36 months. Ageing in oak barrels is followed by a long period of maturation in the bottle, which makes this red wine even more complex.
Recommendation for the Rialzi Chianti Classico from Frescobaldi
This Italian wine is best enjoyed at a temperature of 15 - 18°C. It is perfect as an accompaniment to cabbage roulades, potato pan with salmon or vegetable stew with pesto.
Awards for the Rialzi Chianti Classico from Frescobaldi
In addition to a price-pleasure ratio, this red wine from Frescobaldi can also boast numerous awards and top ratings above 90 points. In detail, these are for the 2016 vintage
- Wine Advocate - Robert M. Parker - 95 points
- Falstaff - 94 points
- James Suckling - 96 points
- Luca Maroni - 92 points
- Wine Enthusiast - 91 points
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