Buccia Nera Tenuta Di Campriano Chianti Riserva 2016 - Tuscany, Italy
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92/100 Raffaele Vecchione
Chianti Riserva DOCG
Sangiovese 85% Merlot 7.5 % and Cabernet 7.5%
Raffaele Vecchione “Precise on the nose, it seduces in its sensorial fragrance with lively notes of raspberries, currants, and cocoa powder. Medium-full body, rustic and bold in the center of the palate..... A true expression of the most genuine Tuscany.”
Winemaker "At the palate, it is very soft, followed by a good sense of volume that fills the mouth well. Tannins are present but enveloping and warm sustained by good acidity that let's us predict a good aging potential. Good persistence and length that completes the tasting leaving the mouth pleasantly dry. Food pair with game, red meat, and mature cheeses."
Buccia Nera is an award-winning, organic winery situated on the hills beyond the city of Arezzo, in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. The winery has 60 hectares of vineyards and olive yards extended from 200 mt to 500 mt above sea level. The name 'Buccia Nera' means 'Black Skin' and is from the family’s nickname, and the black skin of Sangiovese grapes they produce.
Buccia Nera has been organic since 2002 when all chemicals, pesticides, and insecticides were eliminated. Buccia Nera is known for upholding the principles of organic farming, sustainability, water, and energy conservation.
The winery handpicks all of its grapes allowing the preservation of the quality of the grapes. Vinification is also done naturally, without the use of additives, but by controlling the temperature of the tanks. Careful and limited use of sulphur enables the wines to have a very low quantity of SO2.
Chianti, situated in the region of Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known of all Italian wine districts, closely associated with red wines based on the Sangiovese grape. Chianti's winemaking zone is located between the cities of Florence (to the north) and Siena (to the south) and stretches into these provinces plus Prato, Arezzo, Pistoia, and Pisa. Its vineyards yield more than any other Italian DOC, producing 75 million litres (20 million gallons) per year.
By law, modern-day Chianti wines must be made from at least 70 percent Sangiovese. For the region's most prestigious wines (such as Chianti Classico) this minimum rises to 80 percent.