Principessa Coralia Pignatelli della Leonessa only releases Chiantis fit for a queen, typified by elegance and astounding longevity (her famed 1971 vintage is still going strong). Her historic winery holds to the highest standards, using only 100% Sangiovese and holding back “current” releases to ensure appropriate bottle aging for added complexity and refinement.
The 2017 Chianti Classico will delight Castell’in Villa fans. No, it is not a repeat of the 2016. Let’s get that out of the way. Instead, readers will find a silky, wonderfully nuanced Chianti Classico that is ready to charm right out of the gate. All of the estate signatures are present, but the 2017 benefits from a bit more immediacy because of the warm growing season. Sweet red cherry, cedar, tobacco, sage and dried herbs linger nicely. The 2017 is a gorgeous Chianti Classico. Best of all, it will drink well upon release.