This stunning Chianti Classico is the perfect example of the breed. Offering spicy aromas with floral and wild berry highlights, hints of leather and smoke also underpin a complex bouquet. There is great elegance and finesse on the palate with a fine mineral note complemented by the ripe berry characters and robust tannins. A long, spicy finish rounds things off to complete a complex yet bold wine.
3 Point Summary
Aromas and flavours of ripe berries with structured tannins and a spicy finish.
Did you know..?
2016 is considered a very good vintage for Chianti Classico
91/100 - Antonio Galloni
Pork Tenderloin and Creamy Polenta
Serve at Temp
17 *C / 63 *F
SANGIOVESE - Sangiovese is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. With high acidity, firm tannins and good balance, the wines offer flavours of dark cherries often backed by secondary notes of tomato leaf and dried herbs. The increasing use of oak in production coaxes richer flavours such as wild raspberry and plum.
"The 2016 Chianti Classico Berardenga is a stellar, joyous wine. Bold, powerful and ample, with a good deal of finesse for such a big wine, the 2016 shows why this is such a compelling vintage for Chianti Classico. Leather, game, smoke, tobacco and licorice infuse a wine that oozes Sangiovese character. 91 Points."
Antonio Galloni 2019
TUSCANY, ITALY - The iconic Tuscany specialises in the production of Italy’s most famous and widely-planted grape – Sangiovese. Located in the undulating hills of central Italy, to the south and west of Florence, Tuscany has developed a world-wide reputation based on wines such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Warm coastal areas sit to the west of the rolling inland hills where greater temperature variation helps balance the grapes' sugars, acidity and aromatics.