People often don’t think much of Chianti, but Chianti Reserva is not only a cut above regular Chianti, but when it’s as good as this Selvapiana, it’s in a whole ‘nother world. This is not your typical Chianti, it’s not even your typical Chianti Reserva. It’s a pure and elegant expression of the Sangiovese grape that loses none of its inherent beauty, yet is made with the texture and finesse of fine Burgundy.
Bright with cherry and raspberry fruit and touched with a hint of wood spice that sets of the mineral and herbal nuances that Sangiovese provides, this is just a remarkable wine. Complex and long, it is already drinking well, but can improve with several more years in the bottle.