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2012 Chianti Classico Riserva

Podere Campriano

2012 Chianti Classico Riserva Podere Campriano - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Campriano’s Riserva is produced from a wild parcel surrounded by forest, hidden in a small valley in the mountains of the Alta Greve. Dipping your nose into the glass is like inhaling deeply during a fall hike through the Tuscan woods: forest floor, damp earth, mushrooms, game. These characteristics work wonders at a Tuscan table and also develop further complexity with time in your cellar. –Dixon Brooke
$42.00
Vintage: 2012
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Sangiovese
Appellation: Chianti Classico Riserva
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Producer: Podere Campriano
Winemaker: Elena Lapini, Luca Polga
Vineyard: 14 years, 1.2 ha
Soil: Limestone
Aging: Aged 10-12 months in 4-5 year old oak barrels, then in stainless steel tanks 12-14 months
Farming: Organic
Production: 1,500 cases
Alcohol: 14%

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About Tuscany

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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A good doctor prescribed the wine of Nuits-Saint-Georges to the Sun King, Louis XIV, when he suffered an unknown maladie. When the king’s health was restored the tasty remedy enjoyed a vogue at court. Lord, send me a doctor like that!

Inspiring Thirst, page 117

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