LAREALE

CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG RISERVA

This Riserva has merited a name that is intended to celebrate its character: honest and straightforward, yet regal at the same time. An impeccable interpretation of the most distinctive and original elements of its zone of provenance, the area of Lamole, it is - for us - the perfect representation of the concept of a Riserva wine. Austere and refined, Lareale Chianti Classico Riserva is our passe-partout for the generations of the future.

GRAPES

Sangiovese, Canaiolo Nero

PRODUCTION ZONE

Lamole, in the commune of Greve in Chianti

ALTITUDE

470 - 655 mt a.s.l.

AGING POTENTIAL

6/8 years

The bunches, which come mainly from the Il Prato and Le Masse vineyards lying at between 470 and 655 meters above sea level, underwent optical berry selection. After delicate pressing, the must began fermentation, with maceration on the skins for approximately 12 days at a temperature of 24-26°C as well as periodic pumping over and délestage in order to obtain optimum extraction of the anthocyanins and tannins. During the following spring, the wine was put into 30-50 hectoliter casks to mature for at least two years prior to the final assemblage and bottling.

Its deep ruby red color acts as a prelude to scents of wild red berry fruits and floral aromas of violets and broom, as well as balsamic hints and those of underbrush. Its development on the palate is harmonious yet incisive, more dynamic than muscular.

Not only the usual Fiorentina steak or rosticciana of pork. Our Riserva has energy and intensity in spades, and can be paired magnificently with oven-baked vegetable dishes, as well as with game, offal, and braised or stewed meats; if necessary, it can stand up to the aromatic force of truffles or that of very mature cheeses.

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Prizes and Awards

Wine Enthusiast

94 points

The WineHunter

Red Award

BIBENDA

4 grappoli

I VINI DI VERONELLI

90 points

DOCTOR WINE - DANIELE CERNILLI

93 points

I MIGLIORI VINI ITALIANI

91 points

MUNDUS VINI

gold medal

Wine Spectator

93 points

Vinum

17 points

James Suckling

92 points

Wine Enthusiast

90 points

Jancis Robinson

17/20

The WineHunter

Award Gold

I Vini di Veronelli

90 points

Meininger Verlag

93 points

Falstaff

92 points

Guida Bio

Certificate of excellence - 5 leaves

The Wine Advocate

93 points

James Suckling

92 points

James Suckling

90 points

Mundus Vini

Gold

Wine Enthusiast

90 points

Wine Spectator

91 points

James Suckling

93 points

Mundus Vini

Gold

Decanter

90 – Silver

Mundus Vini

Silver

Decanter

91 points

Decanter Asia

90 points

Wine Enthusiast

90 points

Wine Spectator

93 points

Falstaff Magazin

91 points

Gilbert & Gaillard

94 points

Wine Enthusiast

93 points

Mundus Vini

Gold