Nittardi Riserva has an intense ruby red color. In the nose intensive aromas of blueberries, dark cherries, ripe blackberries with notes of vanilla, chocolate and garrigue. On the palate it has silky soft, elegant tannins and balanced acidity. Excellent texture, complex, full-bodied with a long and persistent finish. This wine is excellent for meat dishes, roast lamb, wild boar and ossobuco. Best served at about 18 ° C. If possible, uncork and decant 2 hours before serving.
Nittardi Riserva Selezionata is a Chianti Classico Riserva made from Sangiovese with a small percentage of Merlot. This super premium Riserva is produced only in the best vintages and represents the best of the Nittardi terroir and the long experience of the winemaking team led by Carlo Ferrini. The first vintage was produced in 1985 and still shows that the wine can easily age for 25+ years. Major wine guides and magazines such as Gambero Rosso, Decanter and Wine Spectator gave Nittardi Riserva the highest accolades, regularly placing it among the best in Tuscany. The 30th anniversary edition comes with a special gold wrapping paper
Nittardi Riserva Selezionata grows in the best vineyard of Nittardi, the Vigna Alta. The vineyard is located on a south-facing hill 500 meters above sea level and has a soil full of slate, which gives the wine an elegant minerality and pleasant freshness. The 2015 vintage is an excellent vintage that will bring us great pleasure for a long time to come. After a true winter that brought snow to most parts of Tuscany and a mild spring, summer suddenly arrived in late May and was one of the hottest they can remember in Tuscany. Thanks to a general dry growing season, Nittardi was able to harvest perfectly ripe and healthy grapes in the Vigna Alta vineyard on September 16 and 17.
Aging: 24 months in French barrique and tonneaux, followed by 6 months in bottle aging.
Retention potential: 25+ years.