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[TWO-PACK COMBO: Buy One Get 2nd Bottle for 50% OFF] Tolaini Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2010 (Tuscany, Italy) - [RP 92] [AG 92] [WE 90]
Tolaini Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2010 (Tuscany, Italy) - [RP 92] [AG 92] [WE 90]

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Winery: Tolaini
Varietal: 100% Sangiovese
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Vintage: 2010
Bottle Size: 2 x 750 ml


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Press / Wine Critic's Reviews
Notes from the Winemaker:

This is a sensual wine with notes of cherry fruit, tobacco, leather and hints of licorice and spice. The elegant tannins balance nicely with the fruit, all underlined by a fabulous stratum of acidity, making this a complex wine with incontestable structure and power. A long and satisfying finish confirms this Sangiovese is true to its terroir.

Grapes are manually harvested and sorted twice, firstly when they arrive at the winery as bunches and then again after de-stemming, on a second table as berries. The whole berries are immediately put into stainless steel fermentation tanks and a smaller portion into French oak fermenters.

Alcoholic fermentation: The temperature in the tanks is computer controlled; the must is kept in contact with the skins for about 20 days. Remontage occurs every 8 hours and one delestage per week. A brief maceration occurs after fermentation.

Malolactic fermentation: In large French oak fermenting tanks and in tonneaux.

Maturation: The wine rests for 30 months in wood of which

Grapes: Sangiovese 100%, single vineyard
Yield: 60 qt./ha

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"From the Castelnuovo Berardenga area of Chianti Classico where temperatures are always two or three degrees higher on average, the 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva sees fruit sourced form the estate’s Montebello vineyard n.7, one of the estate’s prized parcels. This vineyard-designate, 100% Sangiovese shows delicate layers of red berry, dried raspberry and soft layers of moist earth and tobacco. The elegance and finesse is stunning, as there’s nothing heavy or out of place with this wine. Neither is this a light or mild wine. It delivers plenty of power and personality both in terms of the quality of the fruit and the long freshness it leaves in the mouth. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.” - Monica Larner (Aug 2013)

92 Points - Antonio Galloni:
The 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva Montebelllo Vigneto N.7 is one of the most harmonious wines I have ever tasted from Tolaini. Even in this cool year, the warmth and pure richness of Castelnuovo Berardenga comes through in spades. Expansive layers of dark red fruit and deeply pitched spices caress the palate all the way through to the finish. This is a superb showing from Tolaini.

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"This riserva shows ripe aromas of plum and wild cherry accompanied by notes of underbrush and oak. It has lush black-cherry, raspberry, mint and cinnamon flavors, and hints of vanilla and chocolate. It's enjoyable now, thanks to the soft, round tannins and easygoing palate.” - Kerin O’Keefe (10/1/2013)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A graphite inflected, cherry-flavored red, with racy acidity and a firm base of tannins underlining the fruit. Balanced in a linear, elegant way. Best from 2016 through 2025. 1,000 cases imported." – BS (Web-only 2013)

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