2019 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva

Sangiovese - 750ML
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WS 94 DC 93 JS 93 JD 93 WA 93 WE 93 VN 91
WS 94

Wine Spectator, September 2022

A bright yet firmly structured Chianti Classico, with iron, leather, almond and floral accents surrounding a core of cherry fruit. Sleek and intense, with a lingering finish echoing cherry, red berry and mineral notes...
DC 93

Decanter, March 2022

Selected from eight vineyards with yields between 35 and 45hL/ha, Castello di Volpaia’s 2019 Riserva is aged in a combination of French and Slavonian oak barrels. It's polished and detailed without sacrificing its tousled...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, July 2022

Aromas of sweet berries, crushed stones and violets follow through beautifully to a medium-bodied with fine, integrated tannins and a pretty finish. Crisp and crunchy with structure. From organically grown grapes. Drink...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, January 2023

Taking on a somewhat darker expression, the 2019 Chianti Classico Riserva is floral and concentrated with candied blackcurrant, lavender, and graphitic mineral earth. It is full bodied without being weighted and has...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2023

Here's a wine I highly recommend. Packaged with a black label, the Volpaia 2019 Chianti Classico Riserva is certified organic Sangiovese from a site with sandstone soils that rises up to a cool 600 meters above sea level...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, April 2023

The nose on this wine opens with cherry candy and candied orange peel joined by medicinal herbs and underbrush. The palate offers cherry, chocolate, fig and sugar plum. Dusty, gritty tannins and plenty of heat on the...
VN 91

Vinous, July 2022

The 2019 Chianti Classico Riserva is a dark, brooding wine. Black cherry, leather, licorice, incense, spice and tobacco give the 2019 its decidedly somber, inward personality. There's good depth and yet the 2019 is marked...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Chianti
Appellation Classico
Sub-appellation Radda
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2019 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva, a true gem from the renowned Tuscany region in Italy. This remarkable red wine embodies the essence of Sangiovese, the dominant grape varietal of the Chianti region. With its rich history and commitment to quality winemaking, Castello di Volpaia has produced a truly exceptional offering.

In the glass, this Chianti Classico Riserva displays a deep, inviting red color, hinting at the complexity and depth that awaits. The nose is greeted with an intoxicating bouquet of cherry blossoms, warm flinty stone, and grilled herbs. These aromas blend harmoniously, creating a captivating olfactory experience.

On the palate, this wine captivates with its polished and detailed character. The initial impression is one of bright acidity, which adds a lively and refreshing quality. Black cherry and dark earth nuances unfold, accompanied by a clever blood orange lift that lends brightness to the overall profile. The wine's structure is sturdy, promising longevity for those who choose to age it.

Renowned wine publications have bestowed high praise upon this Chianti Classico Riserva, further solidifying its reputation as a top-tier wine. Decanter awarded it an impressive 93 points, describing it as both polished and detailed without sacrificing its tousled charms and grip. James Suckling also awarded it 93 points, highlighting its aromas of sweet berries, crushed stones, and violets, which carry through to a medium-bodied palate with fine, integrated tannins.

Wine Spectator, another esteemed publication, awarded this wine a remarkable 94 points, praising its bright yet firmly structured character. Iron, leather, almond, and floral accents surround a core of cherry fruit, creating a sleek and intense experience. Vinous awarded it 91 points, noting its dark and brooding nature, with black cherry, leather, licorice, incense, spice, and tobacco flavors. Jeb Dunnuck also awarded it 93 points, highlighting its floral and concentrated expression and finely polished tannins.

The 2019 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva is a wine that demands attention and reverence. Its elegant and complex profile, combined with its exceptional aging potential, make it a true treasure for any wine enthusiast. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression.