2016 was an expressive and elegant vintage. ere was ample summer
sunshine and just enough rain in early September to hold o harvest, giving
the fruit more precious time on the vine. Warm days and cool nights
produced wines with ripe fruit avors, deep color, vibrant acidity and very
precise aromatics. Floral tones of violets and lavender dominate the aromas.
Other aromas include blueberries on the vine, vanilla bean and honey. e
palate is framed by bright acids with a dense layered center. Flavors of tart
cherries give way to a lasting cedar and orange peel nish. is vintage will be
remembered well, and has the structure and acids to age beautifully.
Steak Florentine, Osso Buco, Chicken Cacciatore
Composition: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging: French oak, 10 months
Wine Advocate 93 points – The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is a nicely integrated and seamless wine, with satisfying fullness and richness. It reveals a very contemporary bouquet with black cherry covered in chocolate. The wine is thinner in the mouth, and the tannins make their presence known. But overall, it shows a very streamlined construction. Pair it with a French onion soup. The blend is 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in French barrique for 12 months. Some 29,000 bottles were released. Again, Tenuta di Arceno gives you great value for your money.