Rodano Bottesola 46 Chianti Classico 2015

Original Price $30.00
Current Price $26.97


93pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate
The estate of Fattoria Rodano dates back to the 16th century. It has been owned by the Pozzesi family since that time. They've honed their craft beautifully over the centuries, and this Rodano Bottesola 46 Chianti Classico from their vineyard is evidence of that fact. Open a bottle and offer a platter of one of the best hors d'oeuvres we've ever had: fried grilled cheese fingers. Need we say more? They were served to us at a bar in Florence, Italy and we've been dreaming of them ever since. A pork roast braised in milk, Italian style, with a fried herb salsa is a perfect entree for this savory, elegant Tuscan red. Or, bring out its delicious earthiness with a porcini and veal lasagne. Whatever your food choices, make sure you've got another bottle on hand to go with chunks of a good quality Pecorino, some roasted walnuts, and dried cherries. You'll be glad you did.

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Chianti Classico Bottesola N. 46 is a wine made from a single cask (from 90% Sangiovese with smaller parts Colorino and Canaiolo). That vessel (botte number 46) reveals more contouring and tightness (compared to botte number 27 also tasted here). It shows focused aromas of wild cherry, plum and dark spice. You still taste that fruity exuberance that comes from the hot 2015 vintage, but this wine is slightly more contained, subdued and elegant overall. I am giving this wine a slightly longer drinking window compared to the other wine, although the two are very similar. Drink 2018-2030. Only 2,666 bottles were produced." Oct 2018

Trade Notes: "The style of the Rodáno Chianti bottlings is quite traditional, with Sangiovese playing a dominant role in all of the estate’s various bottlings. The Chianti Classico “normale” is aged entirely in large Slovenian “botte,” and the Riserva is a combination of these large casks and used barriques. Like all great traditional Sangiovese-based wines, the Rodáno wines offer up lovely, bright acidity that adds freshness and focus on the palate, and makes them outstanding partners at the table. The heart and soul of their vineyard holdings is the beautifully situated vineyard of Viacosta, which is a perfect, south-facing bowl of old vines, that average between thirty-five and forty-five years of age. In top vintages, the Rodáno Riserva Chianti bottling is made from the Viacosta vineyard."

750ml, cork
Farming Certified Organic
Varietal 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo & Colorino
Aging 30 months in French Barrel 46 (20HL cask)
Region Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy
Production Limited to 223 dozen
Original Price $30.00
Current Price $26.97