Grape Varietals: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Colorino
Growing Region: Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy
Owner / Chief Winemaker: Andrea Cecchi

I have mentioned before - that a bottle of wine is like a time machine, able to take you back to that time and place where you first experienced a wonderful memory - and this wine reminds me so vividly of my visits to Tuscany, enjoying authentic - richly flavoured cuisine in small, hill top towns. The 'Riserva di Famiglia' (Family Reserve) is certainly Cecchi’s most terroir expressive wine and one not to be missed.

 

The 'Riserva di Famiglia' wine reflects the Cecchi family’s deep connection and knowledge of this historic Chianti Classico wine area and represents a special cuvee that is produced in only the best vintages.
The vines are situated in the heart of Chianti in the Castellina area in Chianti Classico, some 250 meters above sea level, creating the perfect environment for the rich, ripe fruit to develop and then carefully harvested at the optimum condition. After careful fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 21 days, the wine was then aged in oak for a minimum of 2 years, 12 months of which was spent in small oak barriques, then with bottle aging for 3 months before being labeled and released.
A brilliant and intense red fills the glass. The wine has a full and persistent bouquet, characterized by ripe fruits, spice and smoky oak notes. On the palate, the wine delivers concentrated black fruit flavours and has an elegant structure with supple tannins. The wine expresses a serious palate, complex layers of dark fruits and spices give way to hints of earthiness and tobacco all entwined creating a full bodied wine, with a long and persistent finish. Decant for 45-60 minutes and serve at 17-18°C.

A confident red wine with an elegant structure.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking well this winter season; and will age well for another 5-7 years.
 
SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine pairing with roast meats, wild game, rich pasta dishes and with aged, hard cheeses, enjoy.