Chianti Classico’s ‘intermediate’ category, Riserva is as rich in interpretations as it is weighted with opinions.
Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for the top Chianti Classico Riserva 2019 & late releases
Following the letter of the law, minimum ageing is double that of annata – 24 months. Despite no stipulations about the type of ageing vessel, most Chianti Classico Riserva typically matures in oak barrels of one kind or another.
Given Chianti Classico Riserva’s two-year ageing requirements, this March’s tasting was the first official showing of the 2019 vintage – though there are still many yet to be bottled.