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"Silky tannins & a bright, beautiful finish" James Suckling

"Great fruit, power & elegance, this finesse that makes this Chianti so exciting" Luca Maroni

Perfect with lamb dishes like tapas or in a rich stew

Lornano Chianti Classico 2016 (Italy)

$24.99p/Btl
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 97/100 Points
Lornano Chianti Classico 2016 (Italy)

Lornano Chianti Classico 2016 (Italy)

Classico is the original and most prestigious Chianti zone, first recognised for quality in 1716...
$24.99p/Btl

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal & 97/100 Points

Luca Maroni, 2017

Awarded Gold Medal

Gilbert et Gaillard 2019

Description

  • Oaked
  • Dark cherry
  • Ripe red fruit
  • Silky tannins

"Smells wonderfully of violets and dark heart cherries. On the palate, admirable ripeness of fruit. As it should be for Lornano, a wine with great fruit, power on the palate and yet elegance, this finesse that makes this Chianti so exciting" Luca Maroni, 2017

“A fresh, fruity red with aromas and flavors of dark berries and cherries. Medium to full body, firm, silky tannins and a bright, beautiful finish. Drink or hold” James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

"One of the best Chianti Classicos ever" Luca Maroni

Deeply intense ruby color in the glass followed by a fragrance of ripe red currants, cherries, plums and hints of baking spice laced underneath.  On the palate, a firmly structured mouthfeel of velvet tannins, elegant notes of tar, roses and leather coupled by a vein of fresh acidity keep the wine in balance and lead into a long, supple finish.

Classico is the original and most prestigious Chianti zone, first recognised for quality in 1716. The Taddei family's Lornano estate in the Castellina hills make this superb, 97 point, satin smooth wine purely from Sangiovese, oak aged for 12 months.

The demand for Chianti has sky rocketed in the last few years and the region has expanded way beyond its original centre. This seminal zone is now called Chianti Classico and here the finest wines are made. The Taddei family's medium sized Fattoria Lornano (wine estate, not factory!) makes wine from its own 28 hectares of Sangiovese vines. All bottles proudly bear the 'Gallo Nero' (black rooster) symbol unique to wines from the Classico zone. The 2013 vintage is considered 'classic' due to a great Summer and late Autumn harvest. After a year in French oak and time in bottle, the wine is ready now.

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Cork

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Alcohol

13.5%

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NZ (from $5.70)

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