2012 Rocca di Montegrossi 'San Marcellino' Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

$44.95
VN94+

Here's a single vineyard, Gran Selezione (AKA Grand Cru) Chianti Classico, as noble and cellar-worthy as great Brunello. We put our money where our mouth is on this one as well, and bought some for our own collections. Galloni got the memo too: “Dense, primary and totally unevolved, the 2012 is a wine of potential at this stage. A host of dark cherry, smoke, plum and flowers gradually opens up in the glass. Vertical in build and concentrated on the palate, the 2012 has huge upside for those who can wait.” Give this an 8 to 15 year time-out in the cellar and then take it for a spin with some wild boar ribs braised with garlic and rosemary.

Varietal:
Sangiovese
Winemaker:
Attilio Pagli
Vintage:
2012
Aging:
28 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 20% new
Appellation:
Tuscany
Sub-Appellation:
Chianti Classico
Vineyard:
San Marcellino
Total Varietal Composition %:
95% Sangiovese and 5% Pugnitello
Alcohol %:
14.0%
SKU #:
1035124