We were delighted to receive the reviews from Walter Speller, writing for Jancis Robinson, for two of our 2019s.
Montecalvi Chianti Classico 2019
Greve in Chianti. 95% Sangiovese, 2.5% Canaiolo, 2.5% ‘other varieties’.
Barely mid ruby. Subtly perfumed sweet red-fruit nose with savoury saline notes and hardly perceptible oak. A fullness of elegant fruit on the palate that comes almost unexpectedly followed by cracking tannins. This marches to a different beat. Very long, but still a little embryonic. (WS) 13.5%
Drink 2023 – 2030. 17++ pts
Montecalvi Chianti Classico Riserva 2019
Greve in Chianti. 100% Sangiovese. Certified organic. Cask sample.
Glowing mid ruby. Subtle, yet concentrated balsamic nose with ripe raspberry top notes and still a little closed. Ripe pure fruit with increasingly vibrant acidity and fantastic chewy tannins. Long and focused but closes up. Patience needed but will undoubtedly pay off. (WS)
Drink 2023 – 2032. 17.5 pts