Larniano

Larniano

Chianti Riserva D.O.C.G.

Overlooking Villa Larniano stands the vigneto Larniano which is composed of a single hectare vineyard planted in 1972 resulting the oldest parcel of the estate planted under the supervision of Ezio Morfini.

The yield from this parcel of 50 years old is naturally low and the grapes acquire complexity and concentration that only wines with such an age could reach.

The layout of the vineyard rows is of vital importance. In the Larniano plot the rows are planted perpendicular to the direction of maximum slope in order to allow the summer rains to penetrate slowly into the soil, rather than run off violently.

Chianti Riserva Larniano is composed only by the finest Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino grapes carefully selected from the Larniano plot. After the malolactic fermentation in concrete vats the wine is aged for 18 months in premium Hungarian barrels.

The production of this Riserva is very limited, around 1800 bottles, selecting only the finest grapes of the most qualitative and historical Sangiovese based estate parcel.

  • Grapes: 85% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo 10%Colorino
  • Vineyard density:3000 plants per hectare
  • Ageing: 18 months in hungarian tonneaux
  • Plantation year: 1972
  • Training system: spur–pruned cordon
  • Altitude: 265 mts
  • Harvest: Manual with selection
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James Suckling 90 Points “Intense aromas of sliced strawberries, red plums and raspberries. Medium to full body, firm and ripe tannins and a beautiful finish. Drink now” JS 90 points

LARNIANO 90 PTS

Decanter 2017 “A soft floral fruity nose, with a plate of cranberry, black fruit with sandalwood and coffee complexity, lovely long finish” – 90 points – Decanter 2017

Dark Ruby. Enticing nose of pure sour cherry fruit laced with spice. Great succulent fruit on the palate and soft gritty tannins. From a great vintage and now at its peak but will hold for quite some years. 17/20 Walter Speller   JancisRobinson.com