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The best Chiantis come from the
original Classico district, the source
of this cherry-inflected riserva.
What You Need To Know
Following a successful career as an
engineer for cement factories in Argentina, Fattoria Vitticio’s
Lucio Landini returned to Italy with his family in the 1960s and
spent his life savings buying this Greve estate. Viticcio found its
place among Chianti Classico’s leading wineries in the past
decade under son Alessandro, whose rigor (strict crop yields,
organic farming) and pursuit of quality (e.g., hiring prominent
consultant Gabriella Tani) has paid dividends. The estate’s cherrydriven
riserva is a step up from its basic Chianti; it gets a cedary
note from aging in a combination of small, French oak barrels and
traditional, larger botti.
Classic Chianti aromas of
dried red cherries and herbs.
Earthy black cherry flavors
with firm tannins and juicy
Cellar temperature—the bottle should be
cool to the touch.
Sausages, hearty pastas,
grilled and roasted meats.
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