Caparsa Doccio a Matteo Chianti Classico Riserva 2016


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“The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Doccio a Matteo is powerful and deep, with tons of intensity and structure. High-toned aromatics add character along with an element of rusticity that nevertheless works quite well here. Macerated cherry, plum, leather, cloves, menthol and coffee all develop with time. A dollop of Colorino contributes further shades of nuance and complexity. The Doccio a Matteo is a compelling wine done in a decidedly old-school leaning style. Drinking window: 2020-2031. 94 points

I was quite frankly blown away by the wines I tasted from Caparsa this year. Proprietor Paolo Cianferoni and his family craft deep, soulful wines loaded with character. The straight Chianti Classico (done mostly in cement) will give readers a terrific idea of the house style. There are two Riservas. The Doccio a Matteo, from vineyards in Radda, includes a dollop of Colorino, is aged in 10HL casks and has real sense of exoticness to it, while the Caparsino is 100% Sangiovese and is aged in 18HL casks for two years, which gives it a super-classic feel that is absolutely thrilling.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (08/19)