11 Feb Chianti Lovers 2019: the best Chianti and Morellino di Scansano Docg at the Preview
FLORENCE – Rain and sun. Clouds and clear skies. The tasting of the new vintages of Chianti Docg and Morellino di Scansano Docg respects the expectations of the forecast.
The climatic trend has conditioned the 2018 harvest, which has registered a production of slightly less than the average (10-15%). Some points of quality can be seen yesterday at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, where the Anteprima Chianti Lovers 2019 took place .
The tasting included samples of Chianti Docg 2018, Chianti Docg 2017, Superiore 2017 and Riserva 2016 of the various sub-zones, as well as those of Morellino di Scansano Docg 2018 and Morellino di Scansano Docg Riserva 2016. Here are the best tastings.
CHIANTI DOCG 2018
Castle of Gabbiano: 90/100
Nose-clean mouth, on fruit and spices. Beautiful freshness, integrated alcohol, wine already enjoyable but of perspective. Slightly sapid on the finish, spread on the fruit (cherry, raspberry, ripe yet never broken down).
Count Guicciardini: 90/100
Nice nose mouth. Crunchy fresh fruit nose. Precise undergrowth. In the mouth salt and freshness, in a very fun and enjoyable game. Good structure and perspective tannins.
Particular nose, between hazelnut and peanut (dried fruit), in addition to currant and raspberry. In the mouth, good freshness.
Fattoria Casalbosco: 89/100
Coffee, spices like juniper and pepper, Mediterranean scrub, a slight animal vein of Sangiovese. In the mouth corresponding, very long, with beautiful fruit and spice (curry and licorice).
Net imprint of citrus, blood orange, freshness. He needs some glass to become super. Beautiful nose-mouth elegance, matching.
Montellori Farm: 89/100
Great beautiful nose mouth freshness. Spice, fruit, flavor on the palate. Long on the fruit, before a curtain closes on the tannin. Very precise, well made, elegant.
CHIANTI COLLI ARETINI DOCG 2018
Mannucci Droandi: 88/100
Powerful tannin, present fruit, salt. Great beautiful freshness, of perspective. Almost sharp. The fruit is precise, spice and minerality on the palate. To wait.
CHIANTI COLLI SENESI DOCG 2018
Chianti Geographical farmers: 89/100
Ink, fruit, salt, in the vertical mouth, dosed tannins, ready and at the same time perspective. An important Chianti, of excellent finesse today. Possibly to wait for it to be expressed to the nth degree. In the mouth elegant, vertical, beautiful freshness.
CHIANTI COLLI FIORENTINI DOCG 2017
Tenuta San Vito: 89/100
Ink and fruit maura but clean, freshness, salt. Very drinkable. It invites the sip with references to small red fruits such as currants and strawberries, combined with the flavor and the acid-fresh vein.
CHIANTI SUPERIORE DOCG 2017
La Pieve – Petracchi Family: 90/100
Tamarind. Candied ginger, red orange, more peel than pulp. Fresh, tannic in the mouth, again with citrus notes like red orange. Long, saline, excellent cleanliness and future perspective.
Poggiopiano Farm: 88/100
Forest fruit, deep, blueberry, wild strawberry. Minerality.
CHIANTI COLLI FIORENTINI DOCG RISERVA 2016
Fattoria Le Sorgenti: 89/100
Between the animal and the fruit the nose, in the mouth great freshness that accompanies up to the olfactory back. Perspective tannins, fruit, light hints of honey. Juicy.
Tenuta San Vito: 89/100
Beautiful nose, very special: rosemary, freshness, which is then found in the mouth. Sweetness on the palate, combined with a certain structure that suggests the perfect accompaniment to the table with an important dish (game). Great beautiful freshness and perspective tannins. Gourmet.
CHIANTI COLLI SENESI DOCG RISERVA 2016
One of the most ready at the moment, between fruit and incense, red fruit like black currant and tertiary like licorice, very long and fresh, with balsamic closure, elegant mint. Beautiful and perspective.
CHIANTI DOCG RISERVA 2016
Tenuta Moriniello: 90/100
Very elegant, pepper, licorice, beautiful fruit. Of perspective.
MORELLINO DI SCANSANO DOCG 2018
Col di Bacche: 89/100
Violet and pepper, herbaceous, wild field herbs. In the mouth fruit and salt, tannins of perspective. Great freshness. Already enjoyable, but at the same time of perspective.
Val delle Rose: 89/100
Ink, tannin, fruit, accentuated salt, also on the palate, licorice, balsamic.
Poggio Trevvalle: 88/100
Mouth and perspective nose. Beautiful fruit, exemplary freshness due to the maturity of the fruit, phases in perfect balance. Tending to savory, very appreciable.
MORELLINO DI SCANSANO DOCG RISERVA 2016
Animal grain on the nose, in the mouth a great precision, fruit tending to mature but composed, thanks to a much more accentuated flavor.