2010 Casa Emma Chianti Classico Vignalparco
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Casa Emma Chianti Classico Riserva is a red Tuscan gem discovered purely by chance. While vacationing in Tuscany with my family (including my daughter Emma, then 7 years old) in the summer of 2005, we happened upon Casa Emma. With no expectations going in, we enjoyed a delightful visit at the winery, tasted several excellent wines, and discovered this is a winery that has won the coveted Tre Bicchieri award from the Italian wine publication Gambero Rosso! It is with pleasure that we offer the Casa Emma Chianti Classico Vignalparco from the excellent 2010 vintage. The wine received 92 points from Wine Spectator. It is drinking beautifully now and will age nicely through 2023.
Casa Emma lies in the heart of the Chianti Classico wine region in the splendid scenery of the hills of San Donato in Poggio, at an altitude of 420m above sea level. The estate includes 21 hectares of vineyard, planted primarily to Sangiovese and Merlot. The Bucalossi family bought the winery at the beginning of the 1970ís from the Florentine noblewoman Emma Bizzarri, whose name remains attached to the property. Vignalparco is a single-vineyard bottling from the Botanical Park of Chianti. Consulting oenologist is Carlo Ferrini.
Casa Emma Chianti Classico Vignalparco is ruby red in color with enticing aromas of cherry, raspberry, vanilla and violets and nuances of leather, minerals and spice. Made from 100% Sangiovese, this wine is full in body with soft acidity and silky tannins. It was aged for 18 months in large French oak casks and 12 months in bottle, adding complexity to the wine. Well balanced to enjoy now and for another 8-10 years, its finish is long and smooth.
Enjoy Casa Emma Chianti Classico Vignalparco with osso bucco, lasagna, ratatouille, and cheeses.
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