Ottantuno Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG



85% Sangiovese

15% Merlot


Tuscany, Italy


Ottantuno Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG

The name Ottantuno, or 81, has much significance to the family, most importantly because it was the year the modern-day winery was founded. This limited production wine produced from 100% estate-grown fruit possesses remarkable aromatic notes of fruit and spices, such as cherry, strawberry, nutmeg, clove, curry, and white pepper, with hints of chamomile and vanilla rounding out the bouquet. It is full and round on the palate with balanced elegance. Pair this age-worthy wine with game and steaks.



Wine Spectator - 93 pts

Rose and lavender aromas sing out in this fragrant red. Cherry, black currant, juniper and sage flavors add depth as this cruises to a lingering aftertaste of fruit, wild herb and floral notes. The vibrant structure lends support.

B. Sanderson, Oct. 2020


James Suckling - 91 pts

Showes blackberry compote, redcurrant jam and dried orange peel. Full body, ripe and round tannins and a fruity finish.

James Suckling, September 2018

Wine Spectator - 95 pts

Heady aromas of kirsch, black cherry, violet, tar and iron signal this firm, dense red. Creates fine tension between the ripe, sweet fruit and bitter, savory elements, finding balance as this plays out on the long finish. Best from 2021 through 2038. 400 cases made, 150 cases imported.

B. Sanderson, February 2019


Wine Enthusiast - 91 pts

This structured red offers aromas of mature plum, wild berry, violet, exotic spice and a whiff of sunbaked earth. The chewy palate offers mature black cherry, mocha, licorice and clove alongside firm, fine-grained tannins. Drink through 2022

k. O'Keefe, June 2016


Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

Aromas of meat juice, scorched earth, grilled herb and dried plum lead the nose. On the rich palate, notes of licorice, dried sage, mocha and orange peel accent the primary flavors of raspberry jam and crushed black cherry. It’s balanced with firm tannins

K. O'Keefe, July 2015
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