2016 Dievole Chianti Classico Riserva 'Novecento'

$35.95
WA93

Looking for a superb Riserva to enjoy either now or later, and a killer value to boot? Look no further. "The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Novecento takes the intensity and the level of sophistication up an important step if you have just tasted the entry-level Chianti Classico immediately before this wine (as I did). This wine is brooding and multifaceted with layers of dark fruit, spice, tar and smoke. There is a very deep quality here too that reminds me of earth or crushed black rocks. This beautiful vintage offers great texture that is velvety and rich without ever feeling heavy or slow. The finish is very long and crisp. It would be great with braised meats."


Varietal:
Sangiovese
Winemaker:
Alberto Antonini
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
17 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak
Appellation:
Tuscany
Sub-Appellation:
Chianti Classico
Total Varietal Composition %:
95% Sangiovese with 3% Canaiolo and 2% Colorino
Alcohol %:
14.0%
SKU #:
1043019
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA94

Wine Advocate

The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Novecento takes the intensity and the level of sophistication up an important step if you have just tasted the entry-level Chianti Classico immediately before this wine (as I did). This wine is brooding and multifaceted with layers of dark fruit, spice, tar and smoke. There is a very deep quality here too that reminds me of earth or crushed black rocks. This beautiful vintage offers great texture that is velvety and rich without ever feeling heavy or slow. The finish is very long and crisp. It would be great with braised meats. The blend is 95% Sangiovese, 3% Canaiolo and 2% Colorino, fermented in cement and later aged in oak for 17 months.