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2016 CASALOSTE CHIANTI CLASSICO

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What is the difference between Chianti Classico and Brunello?  Both are made in Tuscany and include Italy’s iconic Sangiovese grape, but the key differences are in composition, origin, and aging and style.  Brunello is made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso, a more powerful clone of Sangiovese, grown in the region around  Montalcino. Whereas Chianti Classico can include any of the 14 Sangiovese clones and comes from the Chianti region.  Chianti Classico (a premium sub-region in Chianti) requires a minimum of 80% Sangiovese and can be blended with other grapes.  Another separation is in aging, with Brunello needing to be aged a minimum of 2 years in Cask and 3 years in the bottle, while Chianti only requires 1 year aging prior to release.  Because of these factors, Chianti Classico has a wide range of styles from medium-bodied, easy drinking wines, to more serious, fuller-bodied reds with tremendous depth. Casaloste’s Chianti Classico is an excellent example of just how stunning these wines can be and at $26/btl it’s a serious value…

Surfacing from a high-elevation vineyard perched at 1,476 feet above sea level, this charming Chianti Classico offers focus, charm and finesse from start to finish. The 2016 boasts a striking perfume of vivid black cherries laced with rose petals, black currants and spices.  I’d be hard pressed to find a more impressive Italian red at under thirty bucks, and based on the reviews on the 2016, I’m not alone…

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“... dark, powerful and also deeply expressive. Black cherry, plum, licorice, lavender and spice showcase the darker side of Sangiovese that is so typical of the wines of Panzano. Ample, creamy and full of character, the 2016 hits all the right spots. In a word: terrific.” 
91 Points

 

A beautiful and linear wine with such energy. It also shows a cherry, mineral and fresh-herb character on the nose and palate, which is altogether enticing. Medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish.
 93 Points

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Weight 3.2 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 3 × 3 in

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