2016 Castello di Meleto Chianti Classico  Riserva Vigna Poggiarso (750ml)

2016 Castello di Meleto Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Poggiarso (750ml)

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"Founded in 1256, Castello di Meleto is another enchanted castle set against a fairytale Tuscan background of billowing clouds, vineyard rows and cypress trees...Of the estate’s 1,000 hectares, 180 are planted to grapes including Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s among the most beautiful properties in Gaiole in Chianti." - Monica Larner (Wine Advocate)

Poggiarso is the driest and coldest vineyard on the estate. The slopes are high and the altitude is close to 530 meters above sea level. Due to the climatic conditions, production is kept low and quality high.

"The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Poggiarso is bright, forward and punchy. Bright acids and lifted floral notes give the 2016 its distinctly gracious, refined personality. This is an especially perfumed Riserva with mid-weight, classic sense of structure. Silky tannins add to the wine's elegant, polished feel. The Vigna Poggiarso is not an obvious wine, but it is undeniably appealing and very pretty." 94 points - Antonio Galloni (Vinous, July 2019)