Tenuta di Lilliano’s Riserva Chianti Classico pours into a ruby red appearence with a tendency to garnet during aging over the years. On the nose, a very intense and elegant with predominant floral notes, especially violets, typical of Sangiovese from Castellina in Chianti. The flavor profile emerges immediately with tasting the excellent relationship between structure, tannin and freshness of taste. Good acidity that extends drinking and enhances the flavor.
In the 1950s, Giulio Gambelli, Sangiovese guru and one of the great interpreters of Tuscany’s grapes, joined Eleonora Ruspoli Berlingieri in making and bottling the first vintage of Chianti Classico Lilliano, in 1958. Nowadays, agronomist Stefano Porcinai is responsible for looking after the estate’s vineyards, while prize-winning oenologist Lorenzo Landi takes care of and selects the wines.
Maceration lasts 21 to 25 days depending on the vintage. Malolactic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, after which the wine continues to mature for 15 months in large casks of French oak with a capacity of 28 and 34 hl. After maturation, the final blend is assembled, bottled, and ages in glass a minimum of 6 months.
Pairs well with beef. veal, and poultry dishes.