• Chianti Classico DOCG 2017

      Chianti Classico DOCG 2017

      Deep ruby red. Bouquet of rose hips and ripe raspberries, juicy and gripping on the palate. For us another beautiful facet of Chianti Classico as it should be: authentic, drinkable and with excellent value! SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2016 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:91 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Sangiovese, 20% Canaiolo and Colorino
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29272117 ·  0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,90 €
    • Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016

      Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016

      Deep, dark Riserva with strong berry bouquet and intense spicy notes and notes of damp forest soil. On the palate firm, crunchy fruit, solid tannin, good length. Lots of energy, nice spice and great potential! SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is earthy and rich with a warm, velvety texture that spreads evenly over the palate. The wine shows dark fruit, dried blackberry and Morello cherry with an equal dose of leather, tar and spice. This is a dense and thickly textured medium to full-bodied Riserva with some dryness to the tannins and some mild astringency. It is a very tightly compacted and concentrated wine that would pair nicely with a maghmour, or Lebanese-style moussaka." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:91 points
      • Robert Parker:90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and Colorino
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 16 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,31 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,48 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,03 g/l
      • Sulfite: 128 mg/l
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29272316 · 0,75 l · 28,67 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      21,50 €
    • Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2014

      Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2014

      True to the classic ideal, the Gran Selezione from Lilliano smells of violets and berries and offers a good portion of elegance, sweetness with good acidity in the harmonious course and a wonderfully complex finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Made with 90% Sangiovese, 5% Colorino and 5% Merlot, this opens with aromas of black-skinned berry, leather and a touch of eucalyptus. The firm palate delivers red plum, black cherry, tobacco and clove alongside fine-grained tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Colorino, 5% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 16 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29272514 · 0,75 l · 30,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      22,90 €
    • Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016

      Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016

      Intense ruby grenade. Strong nose with spicy notes, some cloves and liquorice, ripe berry fruit. On the palate it is equally powerful, juicy and multi-layered, with finely drawn fruit and present, fine-grained tannin. The tension of this wine extends into the long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dark, rich ruby. In the nose of hearty cherries, plums, in the echo tomato paste. Well-balanced drink with velvety melt, beautiful flow, stretches an elegant dress, hearty to the final." Falstaff

      "Another ripe expression of Chianti Classico from this producer, this Gran Selezione shows dried nutmeg, tea leaves, eucalyptus, vanilla and blackberries. Robust, round and quite oily in style with lots of dark fruit and considerable density. Chewy and tannic on the finish." James Suckling

      "The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is a richly concentrated and thickly extracted wine that sits heavy on the palate with black fruit, spice, tar and tobacco. You can taste the winemaking efforts that went into making this wine with its special criteria that prizes richness and extraction. It wraps over the palate in thick, determined waves that would add power to a grilled steak and mashed potato dinner." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Colorino, 5% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 16 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29272516 · 0,75 l · 33,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      24,90 €
    About the winemakers
    Tenuta di Lilliano
    Tuscany | Chianti
    Tenuta di Lilliano

    The Tenuta di Lilliano is a small pearl in the confusing Chianti Classico wine-growing region. The company has remained true to its principles even during the seductive times of the Chianti boom, producing fantastic wines with a classic approach and modern touches. In 1958 Princess Eleonora Ruspoli Berlingieri started to produce and sell fine wines. Her family had acquired the estate in 1920. Today the Tenuta di Lilliano is owned by Giulio (manager) and Pietro Ruspoli. Located in the Elsa valley between Castellina and Monteriggioni, the estate covers an area of 460 hectares, 50 of which are planted with vines. Although the medieval structure has been preserved in topography, cellar and ring wall, the architectural structure changed until the 19th century.

    The Tenuta di Lilliano produces wines, grappa and olive oil, but also offers travellers hospitality in ten ancient country houses, recently restored. The vineyards are planted exclusively with red wines - the local varieties Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino del Valdarno as well as the French Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot grapes. The berries thrive on mostly stony and calcareous Albereese soils. In new vineyards, Sangiovese has been planted exclusively with clones from the research project initiated by the Chianti Classico Consortium. "Chianti Classico 2000" come from.

    The Tenuta di Lilliano mainly works traditionally during vinification and ageing. The fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled concrete tanks lined with glass. Depending on the type of wine, the further maturation of the plants takes place in steel tanks or barriques. Lorenzo Landi is the oenologist and Andrea Brunelli is the cellarmaster responsible for production. The bottle treasures in the estate's own wine cellar include the "Chianti Classico Lilliano"the "Chianti Classico Lilliano Gran Selezione" and the IGT wine "anagallis"whose name derives from a small orange flower growing in the Chianti area. SUPERIORE.DE

    "The Ruspoli family has not abandoned their belief in something like the typicality of Chianti Classico, but with each new vintage they stakes out what we could understand as terroir." Andreas März, Editor-in-Chief Merum

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1920
    • Owners: Giulio and Pietro Ruspoli
    • Agronomist: Stefano Porcinai
    • Oenologist: Lorenzo Landi
    • Cellarmaster: Andrea Brunelli
    • Annual production: approx. 150,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 35 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation