Vigneti la Selvanella Chianti Classico Riserva. Melini 2006

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Has a clear, dark, ruby colour with garnet tints, a full, complex bouquet with strong notes of raspberry conserve and...

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This is surprisingly citrussy on the nose with early lemon oil and peach notes that are covered fairly quickly by more typical, if unusually bright... Read more

Red cherry, a little dust and black tea. light bodied with a nice acidity. combination of earth and fruit like characteristics. paired great with... Read more

Leathery and opens with nice, deep red fruit flavors. I like this! Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Vigneti la Selvanella Chianti Classico Riserva. Melini

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,772
3.50 5
03/05/2012

This is surprisingly citrussy on the nose with early lemon oil and peach notes that are covered fairly quickly by more typical, if unusually bright and fruity, notes of red cherry and raspberries. The nose hints at leather and herb notes but is particularly about fruit today. With time, this does turn a bit funkier, more leathery, slightly nutty and a bit wild. This is smooth and supple on entry yet there is a base of finely managed tannins here holding up the rather dark fruit. There’s a light medicinal tone here that is sort of herbal and vague. The finish returns to a fruity profile full of darkish cherry fruit, a hint of bitter almond and balanced structural elements. Nothing out of a place and a fine wine list buy, but this is somewhat underwhelming. 88pts


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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,201
3.00 5
09/29/2011

Red cherry, a little dust and black tea. light bodied with a nice acidity. combination of earth and fruit like characteristics. paired great with my Italian meal that evening.


Snooth User: Kate Statton
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4.00 5
02/27/2012

Leathery and opens with nice, deep red fruit flavors. I like this!


Snooth User: Sara Weinbrom
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0.50 5
02/24/2012

Very acidic. Not a fan. Funky/cheese-type notes on nose and taste


External Reviews for Vigneti la Selvanella Chianti Classico Riserva. Melini

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
09/25/2010

Granted the most prestigious award an Italian wine can receive, this 2006 Riserva was given Tre Bicchieri by the Gambero Rosso, who said “We gave La Selvanella three glasses for its huge personality and concentration.” A very unique wine indeed, Chianti Classico Riserva La Selvanella was the very first single vineyard Chianti when it debuted in 1969. The vineyard lies at 1,200 elevation where the direct sunlight and cool temperatures bring intensely flavored Sangiovese. Aged 30 months in oak cases this wine has dark, brooding aromas of black cherries, smoke, tar, leather and spices. A fully structured wine that shows deep concentration and long ageability. Grab some of this Tre Bicchieri beauty now, while it’s ON SALE!


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/27/2010

Winemaker's Notes:Chianti Classico Riserva La Selvanella 2006 has a clear, dark, ruby colour with garnet tints, a full, complex bouquet with strong notes of raspberry conserve and of irises and hints of vanilla, cinnamon and leather. The flavour is full, warm and savoury with an elegant and lingering aftertaste of woodland undergrowth and toasted almonds. It can be kept longer than usual, and improves with time.


External Review
10/02/2011

Chianti Classico Riserva La Selvanella 2006 has a clear, dark, ruby color with garnet tints, a full,complex bouquet with strong notes of raspberry conserve and of irises and hints of vanilla, cinnamonand leather. The flavor is full, warm and savory with an elegant and lingering aftertaste of woodlandundergrowth and toasted almonds.


Winemaker's Notes:

Has a clear, dark, ruby colour with garnet tints, a full, complex bouquet with strong notes of raspberry conserve and of irises and hints of vanilla, cinnamon and leather. The flavour is full, warm and savoury with an elegant and lingering aftertaste of woodland undergrowth and toasted almonds. It can be kept longer than usual, and improves with time. Optimum keeping: 18-20 years in bottles stored horizontally in cool dark conditions. Food matches: Red meats, game, mature cheeses.

Has a clear, dark, ruby colour with garnet tints, a full, complex bouquet with strong notes of raspberry conserve and of irises and hints of vanilla, cinnamon and leather. The flavour is full, warm and savoury with an elegant and lingering aftertaste of woodland undergrowth and toasted almonds. It can be kept longer than usual, and improves with time. Optimum keeping: 18-20 years in bottles stored horizontally in cool dark conditions. Food matches: Red meats, game, mature cheeses.

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