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Nittardi vertical: Tasting three decades of Chianti Classico Riservas

Only released in the best years, Nittardi’s Riserva Selezionatas are specially produced from vineyard plots 500m above sea level on the south slope of the Vigna Alta. Aldo Fiordelli travelled to the Tuscan estate to taste 15 vintages dating back to 1985...

If you would imagine a ‘nectar dei’, you wouldn’t expect anything but a sought-after wine, as lends the Italian translation. Nittardi seems to be directly related to this Latin phrase, meaning ‘God’s nectar’, and their Chianti Classicos are indeed aplenty of fruit with a faintly austere power.

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