"The 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva di Famiglia is a soft and more elaborate wine with dark cherry nuances followed by spice, leather and pressed violets. That floral element adds a touch of elegant grace. The wines reveals a darkly saturated ruby color and medium rich concentration. The mouthful shows some sweet cherry, but there is also a lot of zesty spice and fresh acidity that comes directly from the Sangiovese. Some 10% of the wine is Colorino and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Cecchi family purchased the historic Villa Rosa estate previously owned by the Lucherini-Bandini family in 2014. Based in Castellina in Chianti, grapes from this property have long been prized for their longevity and cellar-aging capacity. The acquisition consists of 28 hectares of vines and the first vintage executed by Cecchi was 2015. Fruit from Villa Rosa will be used to make a Chianti Classico Gran Selezione wine that will go online in 2018." Robert Parker 92 Points
"Elegant and intense, this red evokes black cherry, blackberry, earth and tobacco flavors. An iron streak emerges as the finish stretches out, backed by a vibrant structure. Drink now through 2024. 600 cases imported." Wine Spectator 91 Points
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