This week, we just can't get enough of Italian reds. On Tuesday we shared a delicious Salice Salento Riserva from Puglia that not only greatly represents the region, but is solely comprised of indigenous varietals of Puglia. Journey about 450 miles Northwest and you will hit the region of Chianti in Tuscany. A region that focuses heavily on the indigenous varietal of Sangiovese, we are excited to share these high scoring, outstanding expressions of Sangiovese from Chianti Classico.
From a winery that flies under the radar, 2017 Castellare Chianti Classico was not only named Wine Spectator's #17 Top Wine of 2019, but it is one of the finest expressions of classic Sangiovese from Chianti we have tasted to date. A great example of tradition in the region, don't miss out on this versatile red that is prime for drinking now with dinner, but will age wonderfully too! Luckily, we were able to scoop up an extra 5 cases of this wine before the distributor ran out, but with limited stock, this bad boy won't last long on our shelves.
A 95 point Chianti Classico Riserva for under $30; somebody pinch us! Il Molino delivers some killer juice with their 2015 Riserva release. Per requirements for all Chianti Classico Riserva, this elite red was aged two years in barrel plus an additional three months in bottle before its release. Estate produced using solely sustainable practices, this is an exquisite, savory, elegant Italian red that shouldn't be missed!