Press Reviews

La Spinetta Chianti Riserva DOCG

The Chianti Riserva is 100% Sangiovese from old vines (30 years), lending concentration and density. A welcome diversion from the textbook Chianti of the past, this is a surprising wine of personality and character with rich, saturated color and aromas of dark fruit, leather, wet earth and spicy overtones of cinnamon and clove. This Chianti is aged in large oak casks, imparting a broad and bold structure, yet the wine remains silky and aromatically precise at the same time.

James Suckling on 2018 vintage

A firm and linear red with sliced orange peel and dark cherries. Medium body. Bright acidity. Clean finish. Drink now.

Wine Advocate on 2013 vintage

This is nothing like the textbook Chianti you might be familiar with. The Casanova della Spinetta 2013 Chianti Riserva is an inspired rendition with a surprising level of personality and pedigree. Fruit is sourced from old vines (30-year-old plants) and the resulting concentration and density is evident. The wine opens to a dark, saturated color with aromas of dark fruit, wet earth and campfire ash. The wine is aged in large oak casks and shows broad, strong shoulders.

James Suckling on 2008 vintage

Pleasant berry and cedar character to this with shaved chocolate. Medium body, round tannins and a clean finish. Drink now.

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