Le Miccine consistently makes some of the highest ranked Chianti Classico Riserva.
93 points – Gilbert & Gaillard 2016
Winery : Le Miccine
Wine Region : Italy (Italy), Tuscany (Italy)
Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml
Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
“2013 was a classic vintage in Tuscany. Le Miccine’s Chianti Classico Riserva display’s a beautiful balance between fruit and structure. The tannins are soft and the wine is silky smooth. The finish is long and graceful. The Riserva is for the sophisticated wine lover and made from the best of Le Miccine’s grapes. It is a wonderful companion to meat and game dishes and is also delicious on its own. The wine is drinking beautifully today and will improve over the 3 – 5 years.”
For the uninitiated, Chianti Classico Riserva terroir and winemaking process is very close to that of Brunello. How is it that the cost of Chianti Classico Riserva, (acronym CCR), tends to be less than half the price of a decent bottle of Brunello? Frankly, this all comes down to the name on the label as the wines can be remarkably similar. Just how similar is the process you ask? Well, both wines legally need to be produced from 100% Sangiovese grapes, Brunello requires 5 years of aging after harvest with a minimum of 2 years in oak, whereas CCR requires 2 years of aging with a minimum of 1 year in oak. There is less than 100 km’s between the respective terroir as the crow flies. In other words, these wines are pretty darn similar.
Those of you that keep an eye on the Forex markets will know that the CAD has had some significant appreciation against the Euro as of late. It takes a while, but eventually, this appreciation will filter down to your European wine prices. The Le Miccine price for this PO is roughly 15% lower than the last that came in. Sadly, a good portion of this wine was pre purchased, but there are still a number of cases remaining.
To continue on our better pricing note, the Bernabeleva also just landed and we are able to offer this wine @ $27.95/bottle rather than the $29.95/bottle it has cost in recent memory. Scroll down for the feature.
Unfortunately, we are not able to discount the price of the upcoming Burgundy tasting. With that said, i believe the price to be exceptional considering the wines you are going to get to taste. The list of wines included will include, but not be limited to.
- Romanee St Vivant
- Clos Vougeot
- Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Perrieres
- Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Referts
These wines are too young to drink, some might even refer to this as infanticide, but you will be able to gain an understanding of why these are some of the world’s most sought after wines. Not only are they some of the most sought after, but they tend to be the hardest to come by with prices reaching close to $1000/bottle. Tasting these wines is something everyone should have the chance to do at least once in their lives. When is this prestigious event you ask? The event takes place Tuesday March 7th at 6PM. Where? NAO Steakhouse at 90 Avenue Rd in Toronto.
Tickets have mostly been snapped up. There are a limited number of spots remaining, so if you would like to attend, i would suggest you act fast. We will do our best to accommodate everyone, but the room only holds so many people.
Winter seems to have reared its ugly head again this morning. My suggestion: Stay warm and dry. Order your wines online and have them show up to your door. Enjoy the rest of your day and weekend…..
Have a great day!
93 points / Best Buy – Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine 2016
Winery : Bernabeleva
Wine Region : Madrid (Spain), Spain (Spain)
Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml