2019 Doccio a Matteo
Chianti Classico Riserva
$41.99 on 3 or more (code 6saves3)
Grapes: 98% Sangiovese + 2% Colorino and Ancelotta
Aged: Oak Barrels of 5Hl and 10 Hl for one year and half
Ferments: Wild Yeast
95 pts Vinous (Galloni)
The 2019 Chianti Classico Riserva Doccio a Matteo is stellar. Dark, ample and layered, the 2019 possesses remarkable depth and nuance right out of the gate. Black cherry, lavender, licorice, coffee and new leather all flesh out in this deceptively mid-weight Riserva. Impressive.
Cement tanks ferment the wines and large botti (oak casks larger than SUVs) age the wines into the majestic, deeply complex, and elegant, but dense and persistent character. I hate to name-drop this again but if you love Monterevtine, soulful reds like ethereally deep red Burgundy or Loire reds you will love these wines!