Bibbiano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione "Montornello" 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
appellation
Chianti Classico
JS
92
WS
91
DC
91
Additional vintages
2018 2016 2015 2014
JS
92
Rated 92 by James Suckling
Lots of ripe berry and cherry character with hints of spices and hazelnuts. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, slightly chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Herbal undertone to the aftertaste. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. ... More details
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Bibbiano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione "Montornello" 2018 750ml

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Professional Ratings
JS
92
WS
91
DC
91
JS
92
Rated 92 by James Suckling
Lots of ripe berry and cherry character with hints of spices and hazelnuts. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, slightly chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Herbal undertone to the aftertaste. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
WS
91
Rated 91 by Wine Spectator
Laden with black cherry and blackberry fruit, this red is lush and dense, with grainy tannins patrolling the dry finish, where iron, earth and orange peel accents emerge. Best from 2023 through 2032. 1,000 cases made, 300 cases imported.
DC
91
Rated 91 by Decanter
Bibbiano’s two Gran Seleziones highlight the estate’s contrasting expositions in the warm area of Castellina. Montornello hails from northeast-facing parcels sitting on calcareous clay rich in pebbles. This is persuasively fragrant with rosemary, pepper and briary fruit. An assertive, sturdy mouthful, it presents firm tannins that are sandy in quality. It's still tight and a bit austere, with a drying oak sensation, but an offsetting squeeze of blood orange on the finish makes the mouth water. Needs food or time - or both. Drinking Window 2034 - 2032.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
appellation
Chianti Classico
Additional vintages
2018 2016 2015 2014
Overview
Rated 92 - Lots of ripe berry and cherry character with hints of spices and hazelnuts. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, slightly chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Herbal undertone to the aftertaste. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
green grapes

Varietal: Sangiovese

Sangiovese qualifies as one of the truly ancient grape varietals of the Old World, and whilst it is now grown in several countries across the globe, it very much remains a classic grape of Italian wine making. One of the key features of the Sangiovese grape varietal is that it can act as a 'sponge' of flavors when maturing in oak, taking on the earthy and vanilla tones present in the barrel. These dark grapes produce a wide variety of fine wines, from the lively and strawberry flavored young wines which are growing in popularity, to the complex, spicy and delicious aged wines which are treasured by drinkers and collectors worldwide. With a history which dates back to before the times of the Roman empire, Sangiovese will no doubt continue to be a favorite for wineries wishing to plant grapes which will guarantee quality, and will always attract wine lovers worldwide.
barrel

Region: Tuscany

Tuscany is probably Italy's most important and widely respected wine region, with a history which stretches back almost three thousand years, and a set of fine grape varietals which produce some of the most delicious quality white and red wines in the world. Sangiovese and Vernaccia varietal grapes are grown all over this expansive region, and the way they are handled, aged and processed varies from town to town. The beautiful hot climate of Tuscany helps these grapes reach full ripeness, despite the fact the soil of the region is generally problematic for the vintners who work there. Despite this, there is a dedication to quality and flavor in Tuscany which is more or less unmatched anywhere else in Italy, and a great mix of strong tradition and willingness to experiment and think outside the box which has been a wonderful recipe for success in the region.
fields

Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.
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Varietal: Sangiovese

Sangiovese qualifies as one of the truly ancient grape varietals of the Old World, and whilst it is now grown in several countries across the globe, it very much remains a classic grape of Italian wine making. One of the key features of the Sangiovese grape varietal is that it can act as a 'sponge' of flavors when maturing in oak, taking on the earthy and vanilla tones present in the barrel. These dark grapes produce a wide variety of fine wines, from the lively and strawberry flavored young wines which are growing in popularity, to the complex, spicy and delicious aged wines which are treasured by drinkers and collectors worldwide. With a history which dates back to before the times of the Roman empire, Sangiovese will no doubt continue to be a favorite for wineries wishing to plant grapes which will guarantee quality, and will always attract wine lovers worldwide.
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Region: Tuscany

Tuscany is probably Italy's most important and widely respected wine region, with a history which stretches back almost three thousand years, and a set of fine grape varietals which produce some of the most delicious quality white and red wines in the world. Sangiovese and Vernaccia varietal grapes are grown all over this expansive region, and the way they are handled, aged and processed varies from town to town. The beautiful hot climate of Tuscany helps these grapes reach full ripeness, despite the fact the soil of the region is generally problematic for the vintners who work there. Despite this, there is a dedication to quality and flavor in Tuscany which is more or less unmatched anywhere else in Italy, and a great mix of strong tradition and willingness to experiment and think outside the box which has been a wonderful recipe for success in the region.
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Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.