A bottling of "Gran Selezione" is clear step up the ladder from a "Riserva." This is the designation a winemaker will give to their top offering.
A truly special Chianti offering a complex expression from Tuscany. Succulent fruit and berry flavors are supported by firm tannins. Intermixed are notes of leather, tobacco, and earth with a finish that is long and expansive.
94 POINTS, The Wine Advocate. "Here is a classic and elegant wine from the heart of Tuscany. The Bibbiano 2019 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigne di Montornello never veers far from the Sangiovese playlist. It shows bright cherry and tart wild fruit with forest floor, blue violets and hints of rust or soft gardening soil. Fermentation is longer in the case of this top-end wine, lasting 33 days on the skins in cement vats, and aging takes place in a combination of cement and French oak for 24 months. The cement is key to underlining elegance and freshness."
95 POINTS, Wine Enthusiast. "This full-bodied red starts off with aromas of leather, forest floor and camphor. Enveloping and structured, the palate shows a weightless concentration, featuring dried cherry, licorice, tobacco and a hint of orange zest framed in velvety...
92 POINTS, James Suckling. "A ripe and full-bodied Brunello with intense notes of cassis, stewed plums and olive notes. Some grilled herbs, too. Broad and creamy tannins with plenty of rich fruit." Certified organic.
Tiny production from high elevation vineyards and from a working organic farm. This gem from the Classico designation offers beautiful cherry fruit that is framed by dusty tannins, a hint of tobacco and mineral earth notes. Certified organic and made...