2014 Dievole Chianti Classico Riserva 'Novecento'

$34.95
WA91

Looking for a superb Riserva to enjoy either now or later, and a killer value to boot? Look no further. “The 2014 Chianti Classico Riserva Novecento is a rich and nicely concentrated wine that shows substantial density without feeling heavy. In fact, the wine is mid-weight in essence, although it offers enough concentration and richness to keep the palate satiated and fulfilled.”

Varietal:
Sangiovese
Winemaker:
Alberto Antonini
Vintage:
2014
Aging:
17 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak
Appellation:
Tuscany
Sub-Appellation:
Chianti Classico
Total Varietal Composition %:
95% Sangiovese, 3% Canaiolo, 2% Colorino
Alcohol %:
14.0%
SKU #:
1038179
WA91

Wine Advocate

Dievole has outmaneuvered and seemingly outsmarted the difficult 2014 growing season. The 2014 Chianti Classico Riserva Novecento is a rich and nicely concentrated wine that shows substantial density without feeling heavy. In fact, the wine is mid-weight in essence, although it offers enough concentration and richness to keep the palate satiated and fulfilled. The finish is elegant and silky. The blend is 95% Sangiovese, 3% Canaiolo and 2% Colorino

DC90

Decanter

First produced in 1990, Novecento references Dievole's 900-year history which can be traced back to 1090. Since being acquired by Alejandro Bulgheroni the winemaking approach has shifted, with all levels of Chianti Classico crafted from indigenous varieties exclusively, and ageing in large botti only. A selection of grapes from the property's 16 different plots, the Riserva possesses lots of upfront sweet, ripe fruit with hints of mint and tarragon. Though easygoing overall, it is well structured with a refreshing sappy finish.