94 Insider Points
Our panel was blown away by this Direct Import Chainti Classico from Fattorio Rignana, the 2015 is expressive, fresh and vibrant. Black cherry and dark berries mix with dried herbs and leather on the nose, leading to a bright and lasting acidity on the well structured palate. A delicious wine that can be enjoyed now through 2024+. - DZ Jan 2017
85 % Sangiovese, 15 % Canaiolo
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Our Tasting Panel is all over this fruity, spicy and tasty Chianti. It’s a “truly exceptional” release from Fattoria di Rignana, the label that lives and breathes Chianti Classico. Staying true to a signature color, body and bouquet - plus the classic composite of 85% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo - this vintage shows off the unique characteristics that make Rignana Chianti so unwaveringly its own.
Hands down known for their quality and a rare find in the U.S., we are thrilled to have this vintage directly imported from the Tuscan countryside for our Members enjoyment. Both discerning palates and casual fans will take to this Italian delight. Very drinkable! Very typical Rignana!
Reasons why we love it:
Italy may have nurtured a generations-old love affair with Sangiovese, but wine connoisseurs from around the world appreciate its historic success as a classic varietal that begs to be paired with our favorite cuisine. And Rignana risks no fate by creating a truly classic Chianti here. The addition of Canaiolo proves it as the varietal is said by many critics to be responsible for the success of Chianti wine. In this vintage it adds elegant aromas, herbaceous flavors, gentle tannins and an overall softness that shouts delicious Chianti blend!
Owner-Winemaker Cosimo Gericke has always used sustainable methods out of more than just great respect for the land. It’s a respect for Chianti tradition, Cosimo’s main goal. Visitors to the property not only rave of the most fantastic wines, but of this man’s most accommodating nature. Truly a man of the land, the wine and the people.
A favorite villa. A favorite winemaker. A favorite Chianti Classico. And at a price that is easy to adore. We couldn’t be more excited extending this invitation our Members to enjoy this vintage that speaks so fluently to our most enjoyable evenings and gratifying gatherings.
Typical Rignana. Anyone who already knows Chianti Classico from the Fattoria di Rignana of the past few years knows the first time in the glass: this is Rignana! Fruity and spicy, this Chianti Classico 2015 presents itself. The fruit aromas are reminiscent of ripe cherries and plums, but also dark berries such as blackberries and blueberries. On the palate, this red wine is soft and harmonious, again very fruity, drinkable. Wonderfully to spend a nice evening with friends, or as a companion for a starter, which demands fruity red wines.
Rignana wines are produced using the vineyards’ grapes exclusively: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Respect for the traditions of Chianti is the winemaker’s main goal, and his love of the land has prompted him to move his vineyards into organic farming, a transition that will finalize in 2013.
The Fattoria di Rignana in Panzano in Chianti is a wonderful spot. You can spend the best days of the year, either in the stylish rooms of the villa or the Fattoria. The pool invites you to rest and rest. The idyl of the typical landscape here in the heart of Tuscany, between Florence and Siena, can be seen when lounging on the sun loungers. But Rignana is only a place for holidaymakers, but it also produces the typical red wines of the region, Chianti Classico and Chianti Classico Riserva.
Pairs to perfection with roast red meats, braised meats, ripened cheese.