Vignamaggio Chianti Classico Terre di Prenzano 2016

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Wine Spectator 91 points - Expressive cherry, berry, violet and graphite aromas and flavors highlight this racy, intense red, which is balanced and long, leaving a mouthwatering impression. Drink now through 2028. 10,000 cases made. -BS.April/2019

Vinous 90 points - The 2016 Chianti Classico Terre di Prenzano is an attractive, mid-weight wine with lovely fruit purity and enough freshness to drink well for at least a number of years. This is a very pretty expression of Sangiovese..February/2019

James Suckling 91 points - Plenty of plums, blueberries and raspberries with hints of walnuts and hazelnuts. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a fresh, drinkable finish. Drink now..September/2018

Jancis Robinson 17 points - Greve in Chianti. 100% Sangiovese. Mid crimson. Leafy, subdued cherry fruit with earthy, peppery notes. Richly tannic as well as fruity and tactile tannic finish. Almost a little Nebbiolo-like. (WS) 14% Drink 2018-2024.March/2018

Released for sale: 14-15 months after vintage.

Harvesting: First ten days of October.

Varietal:: Sangiovese 100%

Vinification: Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks over 10-12 days at 27-28 °C. Malolactic fermentation is practised.

Maturation: 8-9 months in 20 hl oak casks. Further bottle maturation for a minimum 4 months.

Wine Spectator 91 points - Expressive cherry, berry, violet and graphite aromas and flavors highlight this racy, intense red, which is balanced and long, leaving a mouthwatering impression. Drink now through 2028. 10,000 cases made. -BS.April/2019

Vinous 90 points - The 2016 Chianti Classico Terre di Prenzano is an attractive, mid-weight wine with lovely fruit purity and enough freshness to drink well for at least a number of years. This is a very pretty expression of Sangiovese..February/2019

James Suckling 91 points - Plenty of plums, blueberries and raspberries with hints of walnuts and hazelnuts. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a fresh, drinkable finish. Drink now..September/2018

Jancis Robinson 17 points - Greve in Chianti. 100% Sangiovese. Mid crimson. Leafy, subdued cherry fruit with earthy, peppery notes. Richly tannic as well as fruity and tactile tannic finish. Almost a little Nebbiolo-like. (WS) 14% Drink 2018-2024.March/2018

Released for sale: 14-15 months after vintage.

Harvesting: First ten days of October.

Varietal:: Sangiovese 100%

Vinification: Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks over 10-12 days at 27-28 °C. Malolactic fermentation is practised.

Maturation: 8-9 months in 20 hl oak casks. Further bottle maturation for a minimum 4 months.

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05/20/2020
Allen G.
United States United States
Excellent Chianti

Excellent dry wine, just what I would expect. Delivery was very slow, yet it was in the Covid pandemic.

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