2015 Fattoria di Rodano ‘Vigna Viacosta’ Chianti Classico
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale: $24.94 (was: $34.94)*
"The 2015 vintage presents consumers with a tremendous opportunity to acquire fine, cellar worthy wines without spending a fortune. In 2015, the warm growing season yielded rich, sumptuous Chianti Classicos with great depth and intensity." - Vinous
While Chianti’s wild transformation from everyday jug wine to a fine wine expressive of terroir has certainly led to higher prices, estates like Fattoria di Rodano are showing that incredible value is still a hallmark of this classic Tuscan wine. Where else but Chianti can you find a single vineyard, 94pt Sangiovese with a decade plus of life ahead for only $24.94? The 2015 is “another great edition of a beautiful wine” (Wine Advocate) that Chianti fans will want to grab with both hands at this house wine price!
Since the 16th century Viacosta has been a vineyard along the route pilgrims took to Rome, and since 1958 the Pozzesi family has made Fattoria di Rodano a Chianti staple. The Castellina in Chianti subzone is home to some of the region's top Chianti producers thanks to higher elevation and great terroir, and the amount of history in estates like this is breathtaking. Vittorio Pozzesi was president of the Chianti Classico Consortium, which helped drive quality over the past several decades to new heights, and his son Enrico is now head winemaker. 2015 “yielded rich, sumptuous Chianti Classicos with great depth and intensity” (Vinous), and Rodano’s beautiful ‘Vigna Viacosta’ “speaks with authority and distinction” in this warm year.
A well-rated, single vineyard Sangiovese from a superlative vintage at a stellar price...don't miss it!
94 points, Vinous: "The 2015 Chianti Classico Viacosta speaks with authority and distinction. Unctuous and deep on the palate, the 2015 possesses tremendous textural depth while retaining its classic sense of structure. Macerated cherry, graphite, plum, spice, tobacco, licorice and cloves infuse this deep, virile Chianti Classico with tons of character. This muscular, potent Chianti Classico will drink well for many years to come. Drinking window: 2020 - 2035" - Antonio Galloni
93 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Reflective of the warm vintage, the 2015 Chianti Classico Vigna Viacosta (100% Sangiovese, aged in oak for 30 months) is another great edition of a beautiful wine from a promising producer located in Castellina in Chianti. The wine prizes girth and power with abundant dark fruit and black cherry at the core. It produces a soft, yielding texture that makes this vintage already accessible and ready to drink straight out of the gate." - Monica Larner;
*Offer publication date January 8, 2021. Pricing and availability subject to change.