Dievole Chianti Classico Riserva Novecento 2013
"The 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Novecento was recently bottled when I tasted it. Despite this vulnerable time in its evolution, the wine shows a high tenor of focus, vitality, energy and power. This momentum appears solely driven by the quality of the 2013 fruit and the hands-off wine philosophy that is being implemented under the new Dievole ownership. No enological products are used to speed up the fermentation process and wood vessels are being replaced by cement vats with inside cooling systems. Great attention is paid to vineyard management and harvest dates for optimal ripening. The wine needs to flesh out further, but it promises a very satisfying performance once it does." - Wine Advocate
Dievole is in Chianti Classico territory in a corner of Tuscany known to be a small paradise. The vineyards are planted at 300 to 370 meters above sea level. Farming is organic and all work is done by hand. This elegant Chianti Classico Riserva is fresh and intense, with the perfect balance between acidity and tannins. Great with cheese, pasta, and grilled meat.