94 Insider Points

REVIEWS

Black cherry and cedar aromas. Black currant, plum, peppercorn and fennel with oak tannin and smooth acidity on a full body. Enjoy through 2025. 94 Points - JZ Oct '18

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Sangiovese
  • APPELLATION
    Tuscany, Italy
  • ALCOHOL
    13.00%
  • SIZE
    750ml

With 94-96pt ratings across the board, Corte Medicia presents their 2014 Chianti Classico Reserva. An enthralling and elegant Chianti from one of our sourcing teams’ favorite producers, the 2014 Riserva highlights all we love about the region and is one of the standout examples of a superb vintage, produced by a superb winery.

  • Under their current ownership, production La Bollina production took off in a modernized way in 2011, starting with extensie vineyard and wine cellar renovation.
  • Always ones to do their homework from vintage to vintage, modernized techniques allowed them to capitalize on the lower yields and unforeseen challenges of the 2014 vintage through late-season harvest to bring out the best possible quality for their Sangiovese grapes; and the result is a slim, elegant, though bold Chianti.
  • The winemaking team works as a collaboration of a few wine professionals with many years worth of combined experience in viticulture and viniculture. The winemakers emphasize their enthusiasm for making wines using a pure and principled approach.
  • While 2014 gave many growers fits, La Bollina turned out one of the few monumental bottles of that vintage, perfect for indulging in now or holding onto for a few years, it bares the La Bollina marks of superiority: finesse, elegance, and loads of personality.
TASTING NOTES 

Beautifully bright cherries and violets greet you in this glass. Flavors of earth and tobacco ride the fruit forward notes leading to a finish that hints of dried herbs.

THE STORY TO KNOW

Situated in the historical territory specializing in Gavi DOCG production, La Bollina vineyard for centuries was been the residence Marchioness Figari of Genova. Within the 120 hectares and surrounded by hills, chestnut woods develops prestigious wines.

Here you will not only find the Agriculture Company, which expands for 28 hectares of vineyard and has a good equipped production wine cellar, but also three types of high quality tourist accommodation: an Art Nouveau villa transformed into a 4 star luxury hotel with a green park and Congress Center, a modern 4 star hotel and for those who are keen on golf, an 9 hole golf course extended between the vineyards, where we produce our wines

PERFECT PAIRINGS

A true food wine, this bottle is perfect with gourmet grilled cheese, wild boar ragu, and spicy sausage pie. Perfect for grilled beef, first courses with meat or tomatoes.