95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo. The grapes used to make this company Cru were produced in the area from which it derives its name, where 15 ha of vineyard has always been cultivated, surrounding a hill dominated by an old friary. From 35 to 10 years old vines aged at least 15 months in typical Chianti barrels and tonneaux, then at least 6 months in steel and 1 year in the bottle.
Tasting Notes: Chianti Classico Riserva Poggio a’ Frati has outstanding complexity, structure and elegance. It has an intense, bright red color and a rich aroma of small red fruits and spices. It has enveloping, complex and lingering aromas that highlight the cherry and ripe Marasca cherry with a pleasant spicy and balsamic finish. Bottle aging gives it an exquisite elegance and mellow flavor.
James Suckling – 94
Robert Parker – 91
Vinous – 94
Wine Enthusiast – 91