Amazing Value Chianti Classico Riserva: 2019 Tenuta Orsumella Corte Rinieri Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

When you want to pair classic Italian wine with classic Italian food, do you look for the Black Rooster on the bottleneck? That Black Rooster is an indication that the wine is from the Chianti Classico DOCG region, a special part of Tuscany that’s particularly suited for growing Sangiovese and the accompanying grapes that go into this fine Italian wine. When a producer from the region wants to make their fine wine just a bit finer, they make a Chianti Classico Riserva, and that’s what we have for you today.

The region’s Riserva wines must be in barrel for at least 24 months before bottling and then three months in bottle before release. The 2019 Tenuta Orsumella Corte Rinieri Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG went through this extra time in barrel, and the result is a “very good wine” as indicated by Italian wine expert Gambero Rosso’s rating of “2 glasses.

Rosso’s praise is no surprise because Tenuta Orsumella is at the top of its game. Run by the third generation of the Menichetti family who is fully committed to producing high-quality wines, this wine truly represents the outstanding terroir of their Tuscan vineyards. They are thoughtful caretakers of that terroir and their vineyards located in San Casciano Val di Pesa that are full of alberese and marl in the soil, managing them under sustainable and organic practices. Since 2018, the vineyards have been BIO-certified.

The Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are hand harvested to pick only the best grapes for this Riserva. They’re sorted through again once they arrive in the cellar, ensuring only the top-quality grapes end up in the wine.

This wine comes from a favorable vintage for Chianti Classico, too. Wine Spectator blessed 2019 as a 95-point vintage, saying the year delivered "balanced reds with finesse and the structure to age." WineCritics.com praised this beautiful red with 92 points. It’s full of juicy raspberry and blackberry fruits with a bit of a spicy undertone. It’s ready to drink, well-balanced, and harmonious—a wine you’ll want to share because it’s too good to keep it all to yourself. 

Fortunately, this wine is such a fantastic value you can buy plenty to share with your Italian wine-loving friends. (And who doesn’t love good Italian wine?) BHW is excited to offer you this Riserva for 25% off and at the Lowest Price Anywhere!

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