Bold, Delicious, “Impressive” Chianti Riserva

“The key word here is balance.” 94 pts, Wine Advocate

Poggerino is often cited as a reference point for Chianti Classico. Vinous writes of their Poggerino’s “remarkable purity and nuance,” and Rajat Parr calls their wines “excellent” and “some of the purest expressions of the grape in Italy.” Their organic vines from Radda-in-Chianti produced exquisitely balanced wines, full of depth and richness but also tension and lift.

Poggerino’s finest wine is their Chianti Classico “Riserva,” a magnificent cvuée we’ve enjoyed both young and with 15+ years in the bottle. Their 2020 Chianti Classico is delicious as always – fresh and lively and bursting with perfectly extracted black cherry fruit. The Riserva is all of that, but moreso – deeper and richer with beautiful texture and a long, chiseled finish.

Vinous’s founder and chief reviewer Antonio Galloni writes that “cherry, incense, leather and spice give this virile Riserva plenty of complexity.” He called it a “dark, powerful wine, . . . impressive, especially in terms of its depth and overall substance.” Pour this with a wintery Osso Buco and a crackling fireplace.


Poggerino Chianti Classico Riserva 2019
bottle price: $42

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