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ROCCA DI CASTAGNOLI Poggio a’ Frati Chianti Classico Riserva 2009 $19
Tuscany, Italy
95% Sangiovese, 5% Colorino.
Aged for 27 months, Riservas require a minimum aging of 24 months and the best will age 10-20 years. Best served at 61-64°F after decanting. Chianti Classicos must have a minimum of 80% Sangiovese where other Chianti DOC’s require only 70%.

Stephen Tanzer rating 92 says “good, full bright red. Captivating aromas of red plum, red licorice, minerals…firmly structured, this wine finishes with strong fruit and outstanding length and verve.”

chianti classico rooster 

The legend of the Black Rooster  Read more

True or not, the starving Black Rooster has been immortalized on every bottle of Chianti Classico since!