Chianti Classico Riserva

DOCG

Chianti Collection

GRAPE VARIETIES

Almost exclusively Sangiovese.

Method of production

The alcoholic fermentation with a medium period of maceration is followed by 2 years of aging in Slavonian oak barrels (60-120 hl). The wine concludes its evolution with an at least 6-month bottle aging.

The winemaker comment

Celebrating the best Tuscan tradition Banfi offers a family of Chianti wines varied and complementary, unique in its style. Chianti Riserva is produced from selected grapes grown in the "Classico" region of Chianti between Siena and Firenze. It is elegant, well-balanced, full-bodied with a very long aging potential.

Vintage notes 2009

  • Chianti Classico Riserva
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 12 Months. Temperature:  25-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 10 days.  Malolactic: Yes Origin of Barrel:  Slavonian Oak Casks 
Specifications
  • BRIX 22.9
  • ALCOHOL 13.2%
  • PH 3.56
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 27.7
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.3
  • Color intensity 0.63
  • Total acidity 5.00
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.34
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 105
  • Free 35
TASTING

Deep red color with ruby nuances. The bouquet is round, with hints of violet, licorice and a very delicate leather note. In the mouth is incredibly generous, silky, enveloping and very warm. Persistent in the aftertaste

  • Chianti Classico Riserva
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 12 Months. Temperature:  25-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 7 days . Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel:  Slavonian Oak Casks.  
Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 13.3%
  • PH 3.43
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 27.7
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.2
  • Color intensity 0.65
  • Total acidity 5.00
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.48
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 107
  • Free 33
TASTING

Intense red color with ruby hint. The aromas are incredibly heterogeneous, with a truffle note coming out at first, followed by flavors of licorice, tobacco and plum jam. Potent and huge body, with a superior acidity that supports this lively and persistent wine.  Exceptional potential for medium to long term aging.

  • Chianti Classico Riserva
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 12 Months. Temperature:  25-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 7 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel:  Slavonian Oak Casks.   
Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 13.2%
  • PH 3.40
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 26.9
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.2
  • Color intensity 0.83
  • Total acidity 5.00
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.48
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 107
  • Free 35
TASTING

Deep red color with ruby hint. The aromatic profile is very complex, with an initial note of truffle, and then opens to a bouquet of licorice, tobacco and plum jam. Powerful and big structure, with a good acidity that supports this vibrant and persistent wine.  Outstanding prospective for moderate to long term aging.

  • Chianti Classico Riserva
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 12 Months. Temperature:  25-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 10 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel:  Slavonian Oak Casks.    
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.1
  • ALCOHOL 13.0%
  • PH 3.40
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 26.7
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.2
  • Color intensity 0.80
  • Total acidity 5.17
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.45
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 117
  • Free 34
TASTING

Intense and deep red color with garnet nuances. Complex on the nose, with balsamic hints, reminiscent of jam, tobacco and a gentle note of leather. The structure is full and round, characterized by its sweet tannins, which give a great dimension, length and a long aftertaste on the palate. Excellent potential to a medium-long aging in the bottle.

  • Chianti Classico Riserva
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 12 Months. Temperature:  25-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 10 days . Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel:  Slavonian Oak Casks.  
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.1
  • ALCOHOL 12.9%
  • PH 3.56
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 28.9
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.1
  • Color intensity 0.84
  • Total acidity 5.26
  • Malic Acidity 0.07
  • Volatile Acidity 0.47
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 115
  • Free 31
TASTING

Intense dark red color with burgundy nuances. The bouquet is complex with balsamic hints, reminiscent of jam, tobacco and cacao. The structure is compact,  round and significant with sweet tannins, which give a great dimension, length and a long aftertaste on the palate. Excellent potential to a medium-long aging in the bottle.

  • Chianti Classico Riserva
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 12 Months. Temperature:  25-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 10 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel:  Slavonian Oak Casks.    
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.1
  • ALCOHOL 12.9%
  • PH 3.47
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 27.7
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.2
  • Color intensity 0.911
  • Total acidity 5.15
  • Malic Acidity 0.07
  • Volatile Acidity 0.49
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 120
  • Free 41
TASTING

Intense dark red colour. The bouquet is soft, reminiscent of jam, licorice and cacao with a light note of leather. Round and significant structure, very gentle and large with soft tannins well balanced with the acidity. Superb for medium-long aging. 

  • Chianti Classico Riserva
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 12 Months. Temperature:  25-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 10 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel:  Slavonian Oak Casks.   
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.1
  • ALCOHOL 12.9%
  • PH 3.56
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30.6
  • Color intensity 0.722
  • Total acidity 5.33
  • Malic Acidity 0.1
  • Volatile Acidity 0.5
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 139
  • Free 47
TASTING

An intense deep garnet red color. The perfumes are soft, with the characteristic notes of plum and cherry and a hint of leather. The tannins are gentle with a well-balanced structure. Drinkable since now it is good  for a long-medium maturation. 

  • Chianti Classico Riserva
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled   stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 12 Months. Temperature:  25-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 10 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel:  Slavonian Oak Casks.   
Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 12.8
  • PH 3.64
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30.7
  • Color intensity 0.8
  • Total acidity 5
  • Malic Acidity 0.04
  • Volatile Acidity 0.55
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 98
  • Free 33
TASTING

A deep garnet red color. The aroma is soft, with notes of plum, tobacco and leather. On the palate the tannins are sweet with a well-balanced structure. Good potential for a long-medium maturation. 

  • Chianti Classico Riserva
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 12 Months. Temperature:  25-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 10 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel:  Slavonian Oak Casks. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 22.8
  • ALCOHOL 13
  • PH 3.58
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 31.1
  • Color intensity 1078
  • Total acidity 5.3
  • Malic Acidity 0.08
  • Volatile Acidity 0.55
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 96
  • Free 30
TASTING

A deep ruby red color. The aroma is soft and fruity with notes of tobacco, coffee, licorice, vanilla, small berries and jam. In the palate the tannins are sweet and mature with a long round  finish.  Good potential for a long maturation, with indications that it will yield even more character with time.

  • Chianti Classico Riserva
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 12 Months. Temperature:  25-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 7 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel:  Slavonian Oak Casks.   
Specifications
  • BRIX 22.9
  • ALCOHOL 12,8
  • PH 3.51
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 29.7
  • Color intensity 784
  • Total acidity 5.5
  • Malic Acidity 0,09
  • Volatile Acidity 0.44
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 98
  • Free 29
TASTING

A full, deep red color.  The aroma is pleasantly characterized by floral notes of violet, cyclamen and plums with hints of coffee and tobacco.  The body has good structure, dense and soft. In the palate the tannins are sweet and mature with a long round  finish.  Good potential for a long maturation, with indications that it will yield even more character with time.

  • Chianti Classico Riserva
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 12 Months. Temperature:  28-32 degrees centigrade. Length: 7 days . Malolactic: Yes.Origin of Barrel: Part of the wine in  Slavonian Oak Casks (Foudres), 60hl & 120hl) .
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.1
  • ALCOHOL 13
  • PH 3.52
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 29.2
  • Color intensity 740
  • Total acidity 5.4
  • Volatile Acidity 0.54
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 98
  • Free 29
TASTING

Pleasantly characterized by notes of a lingering youth, both in the color and aromas.  A full, deep and red color.  The aromas still have floral notes of violets and plum flowers, accompanied by the essence of spices and tobacco.  The body has good structure, with a density and balance despite its young age.  Clean and dry finish.  Fresh and young, with indications that it will yield even more character with time.

  • Chianti Classico Riserva
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 12 Months. Temperature:  28-32 degrees centigrade. Length: 7 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel: Part of the wine in Slavonian Oak Casks (Foudres), 60hl & 120hl)  
Specifications
  • BRIX 22.5
  • ALCOHOL 12.7
  • PH 3.5
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 27.3
  • Color intensity 642
  • Total acidity 5.5
  • Volatile Acidity 55
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 94
  • Free 23
TASTING

Round and subtle with flavors of tar and licorice.  Very traditional and appealing flavors.

  • Chianti Classico Riserva
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: Ten Months. Temperature:  28-32 degrees centigrade. Length: 7-8 days .Malolactic: Yes.  Origin of Barrel: Part of the wine in Slavonian Oak Casks (Foudres), 60hl & 120hl) 
Specifications
  • BRIX 22.6
  • ALCOHOL 12.7
  • PH 3.44
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 29.4
  • Color intensity 704
  • Total acidity 5.8
  • Volatile Acidity 42
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 97
  • Free 27
TASTING

Round and subtle with flavors of tar and licorice.  Very traditional and appealing flavors.

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