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San Felice Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio 2019

San Felice Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio

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/ 0.75 L btl

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.0%

The wine

Il Grigio owes its name to a splendid idea of the San Felice winery in Castelnuovo Berardenga, the heart of Chianti Classico, which was to dedicate a wine to one of the most famous paintings by Titian, a master of the Venetian school who worked in the Venetian Lagoon throughout the 16th century. A tribute, in short, to our Renaissance, embodied by Titian's Man in Armour (circa 1530), now in the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana in Milan. According to Federico Borromeo, Titian actually painted a portrait of his father, who used to joke that he had become a noble knight thanks to the intellectual aristocracy that his son had, so to speak, bestowed upon him.

A noble wine, then, but also a familiar, warm, and welcoming wine, anything but austere or prickly. A single-variety Sangiovese, the Il Grigio reserve arrives in the glass after two years of ageing in wood, 80% large and 20% barriques. The hardness is guaranteed by the soils, which are composed of the classic Chianti mixture of marl, limestone, clay and skeleton.

In the glass it is a beautiful deep ruby red colour, which heralds the temperament and vigour suggested by Titian's painting. The bouquet is intense and persistent with typical hints of violet and red berries. It is a full-bodied wine, with juicy tannins and fresh acidity. The wood, well dosed, smoothes out the edges giving further spicy sensations and balanced harmony. It pairs perfectly with grilled meats, roast pigeon and beef steak.

What does this wine taste like?

Ruby red / Riflessi granati
Wild fruits / Cherries / Fiori appassiti / Chocolate
Fresh / Sapido / Tannino ben integrato / With body

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Gnocchi al sugo d' anatra / Pappardelle al ragù di cinghiale / Peppered steak / Pecorino Toscano

Ratings and awards

201893 SK
201792 PK
201693 PK
201594 SK
201491 PK
201093 PK3 VA
PK: ParkerSK: SucklingVA: Viti ais

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