Il Palazzino Chianti Classico Argenina 2016 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
appellation
Chianti Classico
VM
93
Additional vintages
VM
93
Rated 93 by Vinous Media
The 2016 Chianti Classico Argenina is fabulous. When so many estates are releasing 2018s and 2017s, Il Palazzino presents a striking Chianti Classico from the great 2016 vintage that overdelivers big time. Dark and imposing, as these wines tend to be, the Argenina possesses remarkable balance and tons of complexity. Dark cherry, gravel, sage, mint and leather bring out the darker side of Sangiovese. The 2016 is intense in the glass, and yet retains so much Sangiovese translucence. Best of all, it is an absolute steal. Give the 2016 a few hours of air and prepare to experience Sangiovese and Chianti Classico in all its majesty.
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Il Palazzino Chianti Classico Argenina 2016 750ml

SKU 852830
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$19.92
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VM
93
VM
93
Rated 93 by Vinous Media
The 2016 Chianti Classico Argenina is fabulous. When so many estates are releasing 2018s and 2017s, Il Palazzino presents a striking Chianti Classico from the great 2016 vintage that overdelivers big time. Dark and imposing, as these wines tend to be, the Argenina possesses remarkable balance and tons of complexity. Dark cherry, gravel, sage, mint and leather bring out the darker side of Sangiovese. The 2016 is intense in the glass, and yet retains so much Sangiovese translucence. Best of all, it is an absolute steal. Give the 2016 a few hours of air and prepare to experience Sangiovese and Chianti Classico in all its majesty.
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size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
appellation
Chianti Classico
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 93 - The 2016 Chianti Classico Argenina is fabulous. When so many estates are releasing 2018s and 2017s, Il Palazzino presents a striking Chianti Classico from the great 2016 vintage that overdelivers big time. Dark and imposing, as these wines tend to be, the Argenina possesses remarkable balance and tons of complexity. Dark cherry, gravel, sage, mint and leather bring out the darker side of Sangiovese. The 2016 is intense in the glass, and yet retains so much Sangiovese translucence. Best of all, it is an absolute steal. Give the 2016 a few hours of air and prepare to experience Sangiovese and Chianti Classico in all its majesty.
green grapes

Varietal: Sangiovese

Sangiovese grapes have been grown in their native Italy and several other countries for a very long time now, with many experts claiming that they were even enjoyed by the ancient Etruscan civilization, long before the spread of the Roman Empire which helped raise the profile of this dark colored and flavorful varietal. It isn't difficult to understand their enduring appeal – the Sangiovese grape varietal delivers wines which are the epitome of finery, soaking up delicate and complex oak and vanilla flavors from the barrels they are aged in, or leaving light, refreshing strawberry notes on the tongue when drank young. Whilst many traditional wineries prefer to use these acidic grapes for single variety wines, many have experimented with blending them with other fine varietals in order to balance out their combination of high acidity and light body. The results have often been truly special, and Sangiovese continues to impress today as much as it did centuries ago.
barrel

Region: Tuscany

Tuscany has been producing fine wines for almost three thousand years, and as such is widely recognized as being one of the key Old World wine regions which have shaped the way we understand and enjoy quality wines throughout history. Interestingly, the region is typified by a unique soil type which is not particularly good for growing grapevines, but in Tuscany, the emphasis has always been on quality over quantity, and low yields with high levels of flavor and intensity are preferred, and have become a feature of the region's wine industry. The main grape varietals grown in Tuscany are Sangiovese for the distinctive, flavorful and complex red wines, and Vernaccia for the exquisite dry white wines, although the last couple of decades have seen more varietals grown and an increasing trend towards 'Bordeaux style' wines.
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 grapes have been grown in their native Italy and several other countries for a very long time now, with many experts claiming that they were even enjoyed by the ancient Etruscan civilization, long before the spread of the Roman Empire which helped raise the profile of this dark colored and flavorful varietal. It isn't difficult to understand their enduring appeal – the Sangiovese grape varietal delivers wines which are the epitome of finery, soaking up delicate and complex oak and vanilla flavors from the barrels they are aged in, or leaving light, refreshing strawberry notes on the tongue when drank young. Whilst many traditional wineries prefer to use these acidic grapes for single variety wines, many have experimented with blending them with other fine varietals in order to balance out their combination of high acidity and light body. The results have often been truly special, and Sangiovese continues to impress today as much as it did centuries ago.
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Region: Tuscany

Tuscany has been producing fine wines for almost three thousand years, and as such is widely recognized as being one of the key Old World wine regions which have shaped the way we understand and enjoy quality wines throughout history. Interestingly, the region is typified by a unique soil type which is not particularly good for growing grapevines, but in Tuscany, the emphasis has always been on quality over quantity, and low yields with high levels of flavor and intensity are preferred, and have become a feature of the region's wine industry. The main grape varietals grown in Tuscany are Sangiovese for the distinctive, flavorful and complex red wines, and Vernaccia for the exquisite dry white wines, although the last couple of decades have seen more varietals grown and an increasing trend towards 'Bordeaux style' wines.
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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.