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Last Chance Chianti Classico

Risserva Di Fizzano Chianti Classico 2013


Last Chance Chianti Classico

When the 2013 Tuscan wines began to hit the market, Antonio Galloni of Vinous Media said of Chianti Classico: “the wines range from excellent to sublime.” Quite the endorsement from one of the foremost writers on Italian wines.

But of course, time marches on, and as we enter the eighth year out from the vintage, it’s becoming harder and harder to find any 2013s, especially at reasonable prices. That’s why we jumped at the chance to secure the last 27 cases of a single-vineyard Chianti Classico Gran Selezione from this “classic” vintage. Gran Selezione is the most recent quality designation (above Riserva) for Chianti Classico wines, requiring extended aging and that the fruit all be estate-grown. Only 4% of all wines from Chianti Classico meet the stringent requirements to use this label!

The Riserva di Fizzano from Rocca delle Macie had met these qualifications long before the GS designation even existed. Fizzano is an estate that has ideal soil for growing Sangiovese grapes and an enviable southwestern exposure. This imparts the wines with richness and texture, and the 2013 bottling is dark and brooding. The fruit it boasted upon release has taken a backseat now to earthy, mineral, and spice notes.

This Chianti Classico is at the peak of its drinking window and would be right at home on the dinner table with a wide range of meat-based dishes. This might be our last chance to offer you something new from the classic 2013 Tuscan vintage, and we’re able to do it at better than 25% off the release price! Eight-year-old Gran Selezione, single vineyard, Chianti Classico, classic vintage - $29.99 per bottle while they last!

We love this wine, and so do the critics:

92 points - Wine Spectator 93 points

James Suckling 95 points

Decanter Asia 91 points

Wine Enthusiast 5 Grappoli

Bibenda 2017 3 Bicchieri

Gambero Rosso Vini d’Italia 2017 T

Thomas Dawber for #Learysliquorcabinet

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