In addition to demonstrating the winemaking expertise gained by the winery in many years of careful, persistent agriculture, thsi wine captures the passion that made the Cecchi family one of the symbols of Chianti Classico. The Riserva di Famiglia is produced only during vintages deemed to meet the high standards. When this occurs, the wine expresses an aromatic supply of extreme complexity in which dried flowers and spices give way to hints of earthiness and tobacco. It has a serious palate, complex and capable of evolving over time.
Intense ruby red. The nose has deep and brooding aromas of red fruits, cedar and warm spices. A traditional style, the wine has an elegant structure with refined flavors of plum, raspberry and spice.
A firm and silky red with blueberry, blackberry and mint undertones. This is a big wine that grows on the palate. Impressive. Needs time to come together but so much here. A triumph for Cecchi. Better in 2018.
The 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva di Famiglia is a soft and more elaborate wine with dark cherry nuances followed by spice, leather and pressed violets. That floral element adds a touch of elegant grace. The wines reveals a darkly saturated ruby color and medium rich concentration. The mouthful shows some sweet cherry, but there is also a lot of zesty spice and fresh acidity that comes directly from the Sangiovese. Some 10% of the wine is Colorino and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Elegant and intense, this red evokes black cherry, blackberry, earth and tobacco flavors. An iron streak emerges as the finish stretches out, backed by a vibrant structure. Drink now through 2024. 600 cases imported.