• SN: 91

    Snooth Editorial Score

    91

    Close
  • WA: 89

    Wine Advocate Score

    89

    Close
Macy's Wines USD 26.99 750ml
Global Liquors USD 36.39 750ml

Volpaia Chianti Riserva 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Colour: Ruby red with a trace of garnet. Nose: Elegant intense with hints of spices good connected with fruity scents. Taste: good structure with evident tannins and long persistance.

Region: Italy » Tuscany » Chianti

Vintages


+ Vintage
Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
3.92 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Castello di Volpaia:
Just as in the 12th Century, the village itself still plays an essential role in our wine and oil production. The interiors of its ancient houses, churches, underground passages and deconsecrated churches have been discreetly converted into wine cellars, bottling plants and olive presses up to the ceiling in the latest equipment and all connected by an amazing underground "wineduct." Thus... Read more
Just as in the 12th Century, the village itself still plays an essential role in our wine and oil production. The interiors of its ancient houses, churches, underground passages and deconsecrated churches have been discreetly converted into wine cellars, bottling plants and olive presses up to the ceiling in the latest equipment and all connected by an amazing underground "wineduct." Thus Volpaia is not just another magnificent tourist attraction, but a thriving hive of activity whose inhabitants are all directly or indirectly involved in the winery. Volpaia is committed to Organic farming and is certified organic for all its wines. But the environmetal project of Volpaia is much wider: - the genetical differences of all its indigenous Sangiovese clones are preserved into a special collection, a selected parcel were 22 different clones are grown on three different rootstock - all the winery i located within the ancient buildings of the village preserving the integrity of the architectural inheritage of Volpaia rather than builind new facilities - all the workers of Volpaia live in the village where the winery has ronovated appartmens for the employees Read less
Suggested Recipe Pairing presented by
Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

View Recipe

Editorial Reviews for Volpaia Chianti Riserva

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,350
4.00 5
10/21/2008

100% Sangiovese While needing a bit of time to get going this has classic notes of tobacco, leather and limestone on the nose. There is a nuance of vanilla and lovely grace notes of smoke and slightly herbaceous/herbal sod. This offers up a wonderfully feminine and firmly mid-bodied feel with fine acidity and rich flavors of leather, red currants, a touch of rust, and limestone with nice richness on the back end and solid length. Over the course of the evening this puts on weight and the fruit darkens but never becomes too heavy. Very fine, balanced Chianti that is sure to please. 91pts.


Member Reviews for Volpaia Chianti Riserva

Add your review
Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,350
4.00 5
01/18/2012

Four glasses


4.00 5
10/23/2009

Ripe red fruit nose with fungal undertones. Pepper and spice mixed with dark red fruit. There's a bit of a tannic edge, but it's quite smooth, with notes of dark chocolate and oak. Smooth, silky texture.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
4.00 5
10/23/2009

Thin but complex in the mouth at first, then boils over into a grand bright red flavor with grippy tannins and an acidic spicy finish.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
10/23/2009

Olives, kirsch and fern on the nose. Very mineral and acidic - the wine starts out slowly, but builds with a strong leathery quality with raw drying tannins and a pungent animal quality on the finish. Still very tight, despite being 5 years old. This is an interesting wine, not my style though.



All Prices

Shipping to:

Colour: Ruby red with a trace of garnet. Nose: Elegant intense with hints of spices good connected with fruity scents. Taste: good structure with evident tannins and long persistance.

Photos

1 2 3

+ Add Image

Recipe Downloader

RiceSelect

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Sangiovese Top Lists








Snooth Media Network