11 Feb Chianti Lovers – Previews of Tuscany 2019 – second day: our best tastings
Chianti Lovers is the event that occupies the second day of the Anteprime di Toscana . The 2019 edition, aired yesterday in Florence at the Fortezza da Basso, recorded a huge turnout in the afternoon.
But great success was also recorded in the section dedicated to the press, with a large participation of Italian and foreign journalists.
Already last year at the center of the event in addition to Chianti (not the Classic one, which will find today and tomorrow its appointment at the Leopolda in Chianti Classico Collection ) we find the Morellino di Scansano.
We tasted about 200 wines in total. We were therefore able to get an idea of the new vintages.
Let’s start with Chianti . Presented the base wines of the vintage 2018 , the Chianti Superiore (or special selections) of the 2017 vintage and finally the Chianti Riserva 2016 .
The 2018 appears to be a fairly convincing year with half of the producers who have interpreted it to the fullest (even with peaks of real excellence), and the other half which on average has achieved fair results.
2017 looks like a year of not easy reading even if some labels really amazed us (in particular some Chianti Rùfina)
The Reserve 2016, on the other hand, would already seem to give rise to fresh and pleasant wines, juicy and centered on fruit and elegance.
Here is the list of our best tastings:
Chianti Superiore 2017 – Castello del Trebbio
Chianti Riserva 2016 – Fattoria Lavacchio
Chianti Colli Senesi Reserve 2016 – Poggio del Moro
Chianti Rio Camerata 2018 – Piazzano
Chianti Rùfina Government for Tuscan Use 2017 – Villa Travignoli
Chianti Rùfina Reserve 2016 – Fattoria Il Lago
Chianti Riserva 2016 – Tenuta di Morzano
Chianti 2018 – Lavacchio Farm
Chianti Colli Fiorentini Reserve 2016 – La Querce
Chianti Rùfina Reserve 2016 – Villa Travignoli
Chianti Colli Senesi Reserve 2016 – Pietraserena
Chianti Rùfina 2017 – Fattoria Il Lago
Chianti Rùfina Reserve 2016 – Frascole
Chianti Riserva 2016 – Tenuta di Castelfalfi
Chianti Riserva 2016 – Fattoria di Fiano – Ugo Bing
Chianti 2018 – Cantine Leonardo da Vinci
Chianti Colli Fiorentini Reserve 2016 – Castelvecchio in San Casciano Val di Pesa
Chianti Montalbano Reserve The Founder 2016 – Tenuta Cantagallo and Le Farnete
Chianti Rùfina 2017 – Villa Travignoli
Chianti 2018 – Cantina Gentili
Chianti Colli Senesi Reserve 2016 – Torre alle Tolfe
Chianti 2018 – Salcheto
Chianti Rùfina 2017 – Frascole
Chianti 2018 – Camperchi
Chianti Rùfina Reserve 2016 – Marchesi Frescobaldi
Chianti Colli Aretini 2018 – Mannucci Droandi
The Morellino di Scansano registers an evident improvement in the average quality both for the 2018 vintage and with reference to the 2016 Reserve .
Also for this denomination we give you the labels that most convinced us:
Morellino di Scansano 2018 – Morisfarms
Morellino di Scansano Reserve 2016 – Bruni
Morellino di Scansano 2018 – Mantellassi Farm
Morellino di Scansano Reserve 2016 – Saint Lucia
Morellino di Scansano Reserve 2016 – Col di Bacche
Morellino di Scansano 2018 – Bruni
Morellino di Scansano Reserve 2016 – Poggio Trevvalle
Morellino di Scansano 2018 – Col di Bacche
Morellino di Scansano 2018 – Fattoria di Magliano
Morellino di Scansano 2018 – Fattoria Le Pupille