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2014 La Maialina Chianti Classico Riserva

MSRP: $35.00
$22.50
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SKU:
8201-14
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Country:
Italy
Region:
Toscana
Sub-region:
Chianti Classico
Variety:
Chianti Blend
Vintage:
2014
Bottle size:
750ml
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Of all Italy’s celebrated oenologists, Attilio Pagli may be my favorite. He delivers the rich, concentrated flavors they all do, but with a respect for terroir and authenticity beyond any of his competitors.

Just look what he did with Capra’s celebrated Sagrantino 25 Anni. Yes, this is a colossally concentrated wine, and an international and critical sensation. Yet it still speaks of Montefalco and Sangiovese.

This top-rank Chianti Riserva is a perfect example. It’s very rich, dark and full – with the concentration and impact of a great Brunello. But it still has the character of a traditional Chianti Riserva.

La Maialina is a tiny, very artisanal estate. (It’s name comes from the last surviving breed of native Tuscan pigs.) So there’s no press I could find.

But take my word for it: if you love truly top-notch traditional Italian reds you’ll want some of this one.