Lornano Chianti Colli Senesi Riserva 2016

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Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG

The masterful Franco Bernabei is the talent behind some of Italy’s finest wines – his top bottlings can fetch $100+ (and far more) a bottle. Nicknamed ‘Mr. Sangiovese’ for his deft skill with Tuscany’s star red, he’s made this stunning Chianti exclusively for you. And the best part? You’ll pay way less than $100 a bottle for a wine of serious quality.

Franco worked closely with the Taddei family (vine growers since 1904) to select grapes from their Colli Senesi properties. This hillside sub-region borders Chianti Classico (home to the original and best Chianti vineyards) and is beloved for its beautifully ripe, pure-fruited Sangiovese. And what a year, too! “2016 has turned out to be an excellent vintage, producing fruity, structured and balanced wines,” writes top critic James Suckling – just wait until you taste this fine example.

Six months’ aging in French oak barrels adds almond spice notes to the ripe cherry and clove aromas and flavors. The palate is rich and silky, with a long, refreshing finish. As with most Chianti, it will be a delicious partner for wood-fired pizza, meaty pastas and more.

Very limited cases. Order your share today.