Arceno Strada al Sasso Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015
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The Tenuta di Arceno Strada al Sasso Chianti Classico Gran Selezione has recently been upgraded from Riserva to Gran Selezione status, and deservedly so. It's got buckets of beautifully balanced flavor, delicious ripe, dark fruit, and earthiness, as well as the perfect does of acidity. With our free shipping offer, it will be tough to beat this price. And when you get a load of the winery pairing suggestions, you'll want to buy it by the case. Andiamo winelovers!
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "This wine has recently been upgraded from Riserva to Gran Selezione status. The 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Strada al Sasso (100% Sangiovese) is shaped by the excellent growing conditions that characterize this classic vintage. This is a full-bodied expression of Sangiovese with contemporary aromas of black cherry, leather, cigar box, sweet tobacco and toasted espresso. This wine provides sweet tannins and lots of succulent fruit richness on the close. Drink 2018-2030." Oct 2018
James Suckling: "Creme de cassis, black cherries, spices and charcoal. Very refined and structured with a delightful, zesty serving of acidity and a long, chewy finish. An honest, elegant wine that shows great clarity. Drink in 2022." Sep 2018
Winery: "2015 was the perfect warm vintage- not too hot, just right. The nose immediately releases tones of honeysuckle and strawberry jam, finishing with a herbal tone of rosemary and cypress. On the palate, the power of this wine impresses. There is an explosion of flavors, all framed tightly by firm bright acids. Flavors are dominated by tart cranberries and raspberries, giving way to the ever-elusive lush blueberry tones. The finish is dominated by vanilla bean with lingering black pepper and orange peel. This is an exciting year for Sangiovese and has the potential to age 15–20 years. Food pairings: Wild boar pappardelle, Asiago, Manchego, roasted chicken and tortellini with Bolognese. Decant one hour before enjoying with family, friends and food.
Strada Al Sasso is our-flagship, single-vineyard, single-block Sangiovese. Planted in 1998, this exceptional micro-cru is located in a wind-swept corner of our estate. It features high-density spacing, careful matching of rootstocks and clones to the soils, and low yields. This is the most intense, brooding, concentrated, complex wine we produce at Tenuta di Arceno.
|Aging||10-12 months in French oak|
|Region||Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, Tuscany, Italy|
|Production||Limited to 813 dozen|
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