Tasted and rated: the top wines from the Tuscan Masters 2019

Famiglia Cecchi, Villa Rosa, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, 2015

Representing the newly-instated top tier of Chianti Classico, called Gran Selezione, this red from Cecchi displays the wonderful hallmarks of great Sangiovese grown in this famous and historic part of Tuscany’s wine map: Chianti Classico.

Using high-altitude sites and Cecchi’s top vineyard soils, this specialist Sangiovese has plenty of ripe red berry fruit, with a touch of strawberry sweetness, offset by a slightly tangy finish of cherry stone and orange zest. A wonderfully balanced wine that highlights the greatness of top-end Chianti Classico, and the wonders of beautifully-crafted, pure Sangiovese.

The wine: Famiglia Cecchi, Villa Rosa, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, 2015

The source: Chianti Classico DOCG, Italy

The grape(s): 100% Sangiovese

The style: A youthful, medium-weight complex red with dry tannins, fresh acidity, and sweet ripe red cherry fruit.

The price: £35

The medal: Master – The Tuscan Masters, 2019

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