Extraordinary Quality & Value: 2016 Villa Trasqua "Fanatico" Chianti Classico Riserva
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of tasting today’s offer, and I only have one thing to say: I’m a fanatica of this wine!
There is a perfect numerical combination behind the 2016 Villa Trasqua "Fanatico" Chianti Classico Riserva, let’s review the figures:
Franco Bernabei is the mastermind behind this beautiful wine. He crafted the 100pt 2016 Fontodi Flaccianello. Franco, who is considered one of the foremost winemakers and wine consultants in the country, also happens to be completely mad for Tuscany’s terroir: “Tuscany offered immense possibilities for an adventurous young winemaker and fertile terrain for testing out new concepts.”
2016 is a highly remembered (and adored) year by all Chianti lovers. Vinous Media gave this vintage a solid 98pt, stating: “A balanced growing season with no shock events yielded a set of truly exceptional wines. Near-perfect conditions. The wines are simply extraordinary. The Riservas offer the consumer extraordinary quality and value.”
93-Point Chianti Reserva:
This outstanding wine was awarded 93 points by the one and only wine critic James Suckling, he even used words like “Delicious”, “Structured” and “Polished” to describe it.
Finally, there is one last number that you need to know, but this number is well below the three we just discussed, that number is <30. Yes, my friend, <$30/bottle is the price of this hidden gem, pretty unbelievable, huh? So you'd better grab this wine before it's too late!