Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG Poggio Bonelli
Cinnamon, Full-Bodied, Long Finish, Red ripe fruit
Other 5%, Sangiovese
Deep ruby red wine, with a bouquet packed with ripe fruit, cinnamon and cloves.
Dry and assertive on the palate however softened by the delicate sweetness of the French oak.
Only the best bunches of Sangiovese grown on the estate are picked to produce this Riserva.
Truly a wine of great quality and elegance.
This wine is the maximum expression of the qualities of Chianti Classico by Poggio Bonelli.
It is obtained from a rigorous selection of the best Sangiovese grapes our wine estate has to offer. A refined wine-making process, lasting in all 20 days, is carried out with the utmost regard for tradition. It precedes the long ageing phase, which takes place in small French oak barrels for at least 21 months.
After bottling, the wine continues to mature for a period of three months before it is placed on the market.
Award winner: "Good news since the very last incredible score (95 Points on our Chianti Classico 2015 by Wine Spectator): Robert Parker just gave to the Chianti Classico 2016 91 points and to the Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 93 points. Also James Suckling, few days ago, scored 94 to our Poggiassai Toscana IGT 2015, 91 points to the Chianti Classico 2016 "
A property that was sought after by some of the most important Sienese families, Poggio Bonelli has belonged to numerous different families throughout the centuries. It was first owned by the Spennali family during the Middle Ages, and passed into the hands of the Piccolomini family in the second half of the 16th century. In the following century, probably for dynastic reasons, it became the property of the Landucci family; and at the beginning of the 21st century it came to belong to the Banca Monte Paschi di Siena, the most ancient Italian bank in the territory of Siena.
Today the wine estate is owned by the Banca Monte Paschi di Siena, which acts as shareholder, while the management is carried out by a team of professionals with long-standing experience in wine-making. The end result is a human, dynamic, and solid business.
Among the warm, typically Mediterranean Chianti hills and Crete Senesi plains, Castelnuovo Berardenga, site of the Poggio Bonelli Estate, is a place that guarantees its vines excellent breezes and the circulation of air that limits the risk of water stagnation and humidity. Here, the soil is very particular, so particular that it justifies the enormous heterogeneity of expression of grapes of the same variety on relatively close estates: a land of “transition’ between clayey, sandy soils (sea bottoms that rose to the surface during the Pliocene age) and non-typical Chianti ones (originated with the breakdown of rock).https://www.poggiobonelli.it/en/