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2012 Chianti Classico Riserva

Villa Di Geggiano

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Geggiano’s Riserva suggests that significant longevity is still achievable from the land of noble Sangiovese, even with the evolutions in blending rules, production methods, and climate Chianti has experienced in the past few decades. The 2012 is tightly wound around a mouthwatering spine of racy acid and grippy tannins, evoking autumnal notes of pine forest, wood smoke, freshly foraged mushrooms, and frutti di bosco. It expresses both down-home rusticity and an aristocratic elegance—a telltale sign of authentic, skillfully crafted Chianti. Superb today with decanting alongside a hearty meal, this one should age for quite some time, but don’t worry—you needn’t wait fifty years.

Anthony Lynch


Technical Information
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2012
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 97% Sangiovese 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Chianti Classico Riserva
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Producer: Villa di Geggiano
Winemaker: Andrea & Alessandro Boscu Bianchi Bandinelli
Vineyard: 25 years, 10.6 ha total
Soil: Clay and Limestone and Silt with Galestro rocks
Aging: Ages 20 months in French oak tonneaux (500-L, 90%) and barriques (225-L, 10%) (15% new); 10 months in 12-hl and 20-hl French oak botti
Farming: Organic (certified)
Alcohol: 14.5%

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About The Region

Tuscany

Map of Tuscany wine region

Perhaps no region is tied to Italy’s reputation as a producer of fine wine as much as Tuscany. Since Etruscan times, viticulture has played a prominent role in this idyllic land of rolling hills, and the Tuscan winemaking tradition remains as strong as ever today. With a favorable Mediterranean climate, an undulating topography offering countless altitudes and expositions, and a wealth of poor, well-draining soils, conditions are ideal for crafting high-quality wines. Add to that the rich gastronomical tradition—Tuscany is home to some of the country’s finest game, pastas, salumi, and cheeses—and you have the blueprint for a world-class wine region.

This is Sangiovese territory; in fact, it is arguably the only place in the world where Sangiovese reaches a truly regal expression. In spite of a rocky history with fluctuations in quality, traditionally produced Chianti has reclaimed its status as one of the country’s most reliable, food-friendly reds, while the rapid rise of Brunello di Montalcino shows the grape’s potential for grandiose, opulent reds allying power and finesse. Traditionally-minded growers have stuck to using only indigenous grape varieties and employing techniques like aging in massive wooden casks known as botti, creating wines of terroir that shine at the Tuscan table.

Tuscan wines have had a place in our portfolio since Kermit’s first visit in 1977. While the names of the estates have changed, the spirit of those first unfiltered Chiantis he imported live on through our current selections.

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