Carobbio Chianti Riserva 2015
Ancient vines and exceptional Chianti Classico Riserva!
An Italian liquid ruby slipper of the highest order, Tenuta Carobbio’s exceptional quality highlights classic Sangiovese in its purest form.
A spotlight on this stellar estate is absolutely necessary, and it's been revived through careful eyes and hands of an amazing team that continues to put out superlative juice that is clearly on the ascent.
Winemaker Dario Faccini is at the forefront, and he has introduced organic viticulture in the vineyards and modern techniques in the cellar to heighten the standards from vine to bottle. The results are nothing short of extraordinary, as scores and accolades seem to be following them up the mountain.
Spiced cherries, dark chocolate, blackberry cobbler, and wild sage meld with subtle layers of blue flowers, warm earth and espresso to create Sangiovese that has depth, dimension and character. Structured tannins envelop a medium-bodied wine that is drenched with Tuscan style and personality.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gushed as well, and their 92 point score from a sunny vintage reinforces this wine is full of classic fruits, spice and Saniovese love. We crave Sangiovese, and have always been huge fans of Chianti Classico’s altitude oriented terroir. The landscape continues to produce wines that are serious heavyweights without the tariff. And we found the last few cases of this gem and once it’s gone, it's gone for good.
Stellar Riserva Sangiovese from a true producer on the rise!
The Carobbio 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva opens to classic Sangiovese lines with dark fruit, dried cherry, garden soil and pressed blue flowers. The wine offers a generous mid-weight approach with some of the extra fruit saturation and darkness that you might expect of this warm and sunny vintage. Try it with some spinach-filled gnudi, which are Tuscany's gnocchi-like ravioli.