Tan­ta­lis­ing selezione

Hong Kong Tatler - - Life -

Chi­anti Clas­sico Gran Selezione is gain­ing mo­men­tum as Tus­cany’s new­est ap­pel­la­tion de­not­ing fine wine. I de­cided to do a blind tast­ing this sum­mer with some of the best Gran Selezione ver­sus the more es­tab­lished Chi­anti Clas­sico Ris­erva, and the best wines in­deed were Gran Selezione—though not by a long shot. The dif­fer­ence be­tween Ris­erva and Gran Selezione: The lat­ter must come from grapes ex­clu­sively un­der the man­age­ment of the win­ery, the wine must be aged for 30 months in the bar­rel in­stead of 24, and the min­i­mum al­co­hol con­tent is 13 per cent al­co­hol in­stead of 12. A small se­lec­tion of pro­duc­ers mak­ing out­stand­ing Gran Selezione will par­tic­i­pate in Great Wines of Italy at the Four Sea­sons Ho­tel Hong Kong on De­cem­ber 2. The best Gran Seleziones I tasted this sum­mer were Castello di Ama Vigneto La Ca­suc­cia 2011 (97 points), Castello di Ama San Lorenzo 2011 (96) and Barone Ri­ca­s­oli Castello di Bro­lio 2011 (96).

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