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Rodano Chianti Classico 2016
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$19.20$14.95
 
Vinous Media 92
“The 2016 Chianti Classico is gorgeous. Wild cherry, tobacco, cedar, smoke and earthy notes give the 2016 a decidedly somber, mysterious personality, all of which are further enhanced by the wine’s palpable weight and sense of gravitas. This is such a distinctive wine. At first quite reticent, the 2016 really opens up with time in the glass, gaining in both aromatic intensity and finesse. The 2016 has a lot to say, that much ... read more
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Item ID: #31961
Shelf at store:16d
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Vinous Media 92
“The 2016 Chianti Classico is gorgeous. Wild cherry, tobacco, cedar, smoke and earthy notes give the 2016 a decidedly somber, mysterious personality, all of which are further enhanced by the wine’s palpable weight and sense of gravitas. This is such a distinctive wine. At first quite reticent, the 2016 really opens up with time in the glass, gaining in both aromatic intensity and finesse. The 2016 has a lot to say, that much is clear.”~Antonio Galloni

"(Certified Organic) One of the best-kept secrets in all of Tuscany, Rodáno is a top source for classically made, user-friendly and complex Chianti. A traditionally-styled Chianti Classico with earthy red cherries and hints of tobacco. Medium-bodied with ample fruit on the palate and excellent structure. Like all great traditional Sangiovese-based wines, the Rodáno wines offer up lovely, bright acidity that adds freshness and focus on the palate, and makes them outstanding partners at the table."~Distributor Notes

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Rodano"Fattoria di Rodáno is a top source for classically made, user-friendly and complex Chianti. Located in Castellina in the heart of the Chianti Classico district, the estate dates back as a wine-producing property to the sixteenth century. Rodáno has belonged to the Pozzesi family since that time. Vittorio Pozzesi had been in charge of the estate since they first began to bottle wine on their own in 1967 but now his son, Enrico, handles the management of the winery. The domaine's former winemaker was Guilio Gambelli, who passed away in 2012. Gambelli was one of the most legendary winemakers in Chianti, consulting for such estates as Montevertine and Gianfranco Soldera. Rodáno is quite a large estate, with more than a hundred hectares under vine, and is one of the best-kept secrets in all of Tuscany.

The style of the Rodáno Chianti bottlings is quite traditional, with Sangiovese playing a dominant role in all of the estate's various bottlings. The Chianti Classico "normale" is aged entirely in large Slovenian "botte," and the Riserva is a combination of these large casks and used barriques. Like all great traditional Sangiovese-based wines, the Rodáno wines offer up lovely, bright acidity that adds freshness and focus on the palate, and makes them outstanding partners at the table. The heart and soul of their vineyard holdings is the beautifully situated vineyard of Viacosta, which is a perfect, south-facing bowl of old vines, that average between thirty-five and forty-five years of age. In top vintages, the Rodáno Riserva Chianti bottling is made from the Viacosta vineyard. In addition to Sangiovese, the Viacosta vineyard also has a small parcel of Cabernet Sauvignon planted here, which is used in the estate's IGT bottling, called Monna Claudia. The Monna Claudia is a Super Tuscan blend of fifty percent Sangiovese and fifty percent Cabernet Sauvignon, and is aged in small oak barrels, sixty percent of which are new wood. Besides their "normale" and Riserva bottlings of Chianti, and their Super Tuscan Monna Claudia, Fattoria di Rodáno also produces a superb, value-oriented bottling called Poggialupi, which is made from ninety percent Sangiovese and ten percent Merlot. The Poggialupi is made for immediate access, with no rough edges and impressive brightness and succulence."

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Michael

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"This is the best under 15 dollar of Chianti Ive ever had. Aged in large barrels and full of complex aromas and deep, peppery flavors. You could serve this at a wedding and then the bride would throw you her bouquet and then you probably get in trouble because the husband would get pissed."

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