Dievole Chianti Classico Riserva "Novecento" 2019
Este Chianti Classico se elaboró para conmemorar los 900 años de trayectoria de Dievole. La historia empezó allá por el año 1090, cuando, según el contrato conservado en los Archivos del Estado de Siena, se pagaron dos capones, 3 hogazas de pan y 6 monedas de plata como renta anual por un viñedo "divino”, Dievole.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
This is extremely aromatic, with strawberry and cherry character and hints of orange peel and flowers. Medium-bodied with very fine tannins that are integrated and polished. Bright acidity at the finish, Made from a mix of parcels from the highest vineyards of Dievole. Beautiful to drink now, but will age will, too.
The 2019 vintage was one of the most balanced in recent years in Chianti Classico. Here, as Antonini confessed, there is no intention to make an approachable wine. The colour shines in its ruby red tinge; the nose is intensely fresh, flowery and slightly reductive at first, before an orange vert emerges from the depths to overlay black cherry and creamy strawberry. The attack is firm, crunchy and extracted. Fierce acidity supports a youthful cherry fruit expression with enough concentration and a thick finish. Quite austere for 2019, but amazing considering its ability to age. Not an easy Riserva for all.
The organic Dievole 2019 Chianti Classico Riserva Novecento is slow to open and is neutral on first nose. It does eventually show some dark fruit and wild cherry that is nicely intermingled with spice, leather and tar. There is a warm or savory quality to this wine with autumn leaf and forest floor. But it is sluggish to start, and waiting a year or two should help. The blend is 95% Sangiovese, 3% Canaiolo and 2% Colorino. This release celebrates the 30th vintage of this wine, and 30,000 bottles were made.