2016 BIBBIANO VIGNA DEL CAPANNINO GRAN SELEZIONE CHIANTI CLASSICO

$39.99

Making a grand entrance from one of Tuscany’s best vintages in nearly two decades, this stunning wine was created from 100% Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello) and aged for 30 months before bottling. On the palate, the wine is remarkably powerful and with a satin texture and long resonant finish.

Production requirements for Gran Selezione wines insist on sourcing the grapes from 100% Estate grown fruit, or a selection of the Estate’s best parcels, and it also has higher extract restrictions and more extended oak aging requirements. If you want to taste a seriously high-quality Chianti at a value price, we haven’t discovered any better option…

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2016 BIBBIANO VIGNA DEL CAPANNINO GRAN SELEZIONE CHIANTI CLASSICO

DECANTER | 95 POINTS

Tasting Notes from Decanter Magazine, “Restrained, fresh pomegranate fruit with slightly nutty character, earthy-strawberry depth and minerality. Bright acidity and savoury character, firm and chalky, with natural and integrated freshness. Andrew Jefford: A gorgeously teased, poised aromatic ripeness here: subtle incense spice just hidden behind the refined, perfumed plums; a hint of orange peel. Shapely, fresh, vivid and vigorous: super purity, admirable finesse. Monty Waldin: Nose-tingling peppery notes; the fruit on the palate is slightly faded already, although the wine is by no means drying out. Drinking Window 2020 – 2028” DECANTER 95 POINTS

Ed’s Notes, “My Brother-In-Law on the East Coast makes just a ridiculous Manigot — passed down from generation to generation… this Chianti is a perfect pairing bro. Bring on the Stuffed Shells, and Ravioli too… because Ladies and Gentlemen, with a 95 Point score from Decanter already, bigger scores are coming my friends. You can bet on it — Forget about it. 🙂 I’m thinking Salsiccia Paesana or my Mom’s Baked Ziti… there’s just too many amazing Italian dishes, and I love them all, so let’s all get a case and figure out what’s the best pairing for this Italian Flagship from Bibbiano.  Salute!” CALHIWINES 95 POINTS