Dievole 2014 Novecento Chianti Classico Riserva
ON $37.95 (213926)
Launched in 1990, Novecento and the rest of the stable of wines from Dievolo is enjoying a renaissance thanks to the influence of consultant Alberto Antonini. The modern trappings of French oak barriques and international cultivars (Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon) have been abandoned. Cement vats are used for fermentation (by native yeasts) and aging takes place in large format, untoasted oak casks to reduce the influence of the wood. A blend of Sangiovese with three percent Canaiolo and two percent Colorino, this is an enticingly rich and concentrated red wine with attractive purity and fragrance. It's ready to drink now and promises to develop nicely over the next 10 years.