Following Chianti Classico, it is the turn of another wine to enrich the rebirth of the historic Pagliarese label: Chianti Classico Riserva 2015. Officially previewed during last April’s Vinitaly, this wine is the classic expression of sangiovese grown in the estate vineyards that overlook Castell’in Villa, whose predominantly sedimentary soils tend to produce sturdy, full-bodied wines that appear garnet red, tending at times to ruby, and marked by outstanding cellarability.
This Riserva spent 20 months in large Slavonian oak ovals in the historic Pagliarese cellars in Sant’Emilia, followed by further ageing in the bottle, which enabled it to achieve its impressive aromatic complexity.
The result is a wine of considerable weight and firm structure, displaying smooth tannins and a touch of pleasant acidity on the finish that gives it a minerally tang and appreciable length. All in all, it is a Chianti Classico Riserva marked by true elegance and tradition, qualities fully mirrored by the label selected to represent it.