Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva

2016 Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva

92 points
June 17, 2019
92 points
The Wine Advocate
September 19, 2019

Wine Description

An intense ruby red in color, this red wine opens with aromas of red fruit and notes of balsamic and spice. The palate is enveloping with soft tannins and velvety in texture. The finish and aftertaste are long and persistent.

Food Pairings

bistecca alla Fiorentina, rack of lamb, and wild boar ragu with pappardelle

Wine Analysis

90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
The wine was aged in French and Hungarian oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation.
Fermentation began rapidly, and the period of skin contact lasted approximately 15 days with frequent pump-overs to extract soft, ripe tannins.

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