Chianti Classico ‘Gran Selezione’ DOCG

Carpineto

VARIETAL

100% Sangiovese

APPELLATION

Tuscany, Italy

 

Chianti Classico ‘Gran Selezione’ DOCG

Started in 2014, the newest DOCG classification of Chianti Classico known as Gran Selezione was created. These wines are considered a step above the Riserva classification of Chianti Classico wines. Carpineto’s Gran Selezione is deep ruby in color, and exudes pronounced aromas of wild berries, interlaced with hints of vanilla and spicy notes. The palate is intense with great structure, texture and harmony, leading to a long and lingering finish. Pairs perfectly with roasted, braised or grilled meats, like a traditional fiorentina T-bone steak.

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2016

Vinous - 90 pts

The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is a powerful, super-concentrated wine. Super-ripe black cherry, bittersweet chocolate, spice, new leather, licorice and espresso are all kicked up a few notches. This is an especially dense, extracted style. I find the 2016 a bit over the top for Chianti Classico.

A.G., Sept. 2020

Wine Advocate - 92 pts

The Carpineto 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione shows deep richness with lots of soft texture, ripeness and concentration. Dried blackberry and plum build in intensity and the wine moves slowly and heavily over the palate. That concentration is a bit much, and for that reason I suggest a hearty steak au poivre with this bottle.

R. Parker, April 2021

Wine Enthusiast - 89 pts

Aromas of game, blue flowers, leather and damp underbrush lead the nose. The extracted palate offers prune, licorice and roasted coffee bean alongside a hint of rusty nail. Grainy tannins leave an assertive, astringent close.

K. O'Keefe, March 2021

Wine Spectator - 95 pts

Compelling aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, licorice, iron, wild rosemary, juniper and tobacco are the hallmarks of this complex red. Harmonious and vibrant, it lingers with an aftertaste of fruit, savory and spice elements. Drink now through 2038.

B. Sanderson, May 2021

2015

Wine Spectator - 95 pts

This red offers depth and complexity, drawing you in with sensuous aromas of black cherry, black currant, violet, iron, leather and tar. Rich and smooth, backed by firm, refined tannins. Shows excellent balance and length. Best from 2021 through 2038.

B. Sanderson (June 2019)
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