Capraia Riserva Chianti Classico 2015
Antonio Galloni's Vinous raves about the Tenuta di Capraia Chianti Classico Riserva, and so do we. Here's what you need to know: it's got elegantly big, bold flavors which are expertly woven together, with dark, juicy fruit, floral spices, and good, solid, Tuscan earthiness. Decant your bottle(s) two hours before drinking, and then lay out some Tuscan salumis, olives and a young Parmesan for snacking. After that, we love this beautiful Riserva red with a stuffed pork roast wrapped in prosciutto and sage. Grilled rosemary rack of lamb with grilled eggplant and zucchini is another perfect pairing. Or, get lost in a big, steaming bowl of fettucine with a rustic pork ragu. Whichever you choose, it's going to be a delicious night.
James Suckling: "Yum. Vivid and fresh with a plum and cherry character, as well as citrus and watermelon undertones. Full body, silky and polished tannins and a long, beautiful finish. Shows grace and attraction. Drink or hold." sep 2018
Wine Spectator: "A broad yet supple red, this displays pure cherry flavors, with underbrush, earth and wild herb accents. Tips toward the astringent side in the balance, maintaining a beam of fruit on the finish. Best from 2021 through 2035." Dec 2019
Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "The 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva is another compelling wine from Capraia. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, mocha, new leather, licorice, chocolate, spice and menthol infuse the 2016 with striking breadth, texture and creaminess. Powerful and also mysterious, with much still left to be said, Capraia's 2015 Riserva is simply fabulous. Don't miss it! Drinking window: 2021-2035." Aug 2019
Winery: "Tenuta di Capraia Riserva is a deep ruby red wine. Its complex and sophisticated aroma reminds of fruits on a first step, gradually opening up and displaying spices and liquorice. On the palate it is fleshy, harmonious and full-bodied, with a long persistence."
|Aging||15 months in traditional Chianti barrels; 6 months in stainless steel tanks