San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico Riserva "Le Baroncole" DOCG 2018
(Tuscany, Italy) - [RV 96] [WA 94] [VM 93]
Regular price $91.00 Sale price $59.97 Save $31.03
Fattoria San Giusto a Rentennano is a famous, historical Tuscan wine estate known for both Chianti Classico and high-quality, single-variety IGT wines. Located 15km to the northeast of the Renaissance city of Siena, the winery is owned and run by the Martini di Cigala family in the village of Gaiole.
San Giusto a Rentennano's vineyards have been certified organic since 2006.
About this Wine:
Produced from rigorously selected Sangiovese (97%) and Canaiolo (3%) grapes. The fermentation and maceration is carried out in concrete and steel tanks for about 18/20 days. Subsequently, the wine is aged in French oak barrels and casks, for a time that varies, according to the characteristics of the wine, from 16 to 20 months. After bottling, it is refined in glass for about 6 months. It is an aging wine that well expresses the potential of the land of San Giusto a Rentennano
Varietal: Sangiovese 97% - Canaiolo 3%
Harvest Dates: from 3 to 5 and 10 October 2018
Ageing: 20 months in 5 hl barrels plus French oak barrels of
Total Production: n.17.262 bottles of 75 cl - n. 210 Magnum of 150 cl
Total Acidity: 5.75 g / lt
Volatile Acidity: 0.66 g / lt
Cellaring: 2019 - 2026
Serving Temperature: 17 ° C - 18 ° C.
Ratings & Reviews
"Solid and performing in the glass offering notes of red plums, sour cherries, lavender flowers and hibiscus. In the background green mandarin and bergamot intertwine augmenting the complexity. Full bodied, rounded and enveloping, rich and decidedly brilliant on the palate and a compressed finale that needs time to lengthen. Better from 2024."
94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva Le Baròncole (made from a traditional blend of organic 97% Sangiovese and 3% Canaiolo) shows a distinctively Mediterranean or Italian personality with plenty of summer-fresh cherry, rosemary essence and lavender bud. This wine marks a break from the other beautiful wines in this estate portfolio, thanks to its ethereal freshness and lifted brightness. It finishes with silky, polished tannins. The soils see a mix of galestro and alberese with tufo and clay characteristic of this warm spot in Gaiole in Chianti." - Monica Larner (10/7/2021)
93 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva Le Baròncole is a deep, enveloping wine that will drink well with minimal cellar. Dark cherry and plum fruit open first, giving the wine tons of immediacy. The French oak, which was once a bit dominant in this bottling, is beautifully integrated. Lavender, spice, leather and dried herbs add attractive aromatic top notes with aeration. The 2018 is one of the finest editions of the Baroncole I can remember tasting." - Antonio Galloni (9/2021)