Frescobaldi Tenuta Perano ‘Rialzi’ Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
In the heart of Chianti Classico, nestled within a natural amphitheatre facing southwest, exceptionally unique soil and climate conditions exist for the production of this Riserva Chianti Classico. The Rialzi single vineyard is located at an altitude of 500 metres above sea level and beyond, laid out over three terraces with alberese soils and a south-western exposure. After careful work in the vineyard, the Sangiovese grapes were carefully harvested by hand. Fruit of a careful handpicked selection, the wine was matured for 36 months, of which 24 were spent in barriques.
The 2018 Rialzi is a bright and deep ruby-red colour with light garnet highlights. Its bouquet is extremely broad yet elegant. The notes of undergrowth are particularly prominent, accompanied by fruity hints of sour cherry. Among the floral notes, rose dominates, alongside spicy scents of juniper and cinnamon. The nose is finished with delicate tertiary notes, perfectly integrated into the body of the wine. Balanced, warm and dry in the mouth. The tannins are soft and silky. An extremely long and persistent finish.
WinesCritic.com: 94Pts; James Suckling: 92Pts; Wine Enthusiast: 90Pts
Crafted from substainably-grown grapes, certified by Agriqualita
The history of the Frescobaldi family starts over a thousand years ago and is closely connected with the history of Tuscany, with the wine involvement dating back to at least 1308. At the high point of medieval Florence, the Frescobaldi’s spread their influence as bankers, earning the title of treasures to the English crown. Today, they intend for the different family estates, with their vineyards, to be the expression of this diversity and for the wines to reflect each individual terroir, respecting their nature and authenticity. They own 11 estates in Tuscany, all running independently. That includes Ornellaia & Masseto, 2 of the most revered Super-Tuscan wines.
Sangiovese & blends