• Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2013

      Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2013

      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

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and Colorino
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 16 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29272513 ·  0,75 l · 29,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping8 units available

      21,90 €
    • 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. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      22,90 €
    • Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2015

      Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2015

      Intense ruby garnet. Strong nose with spicy notes, some clove and liquorice, ripe berry fruit. On the palate it is just as powerful, juicy and multi-layered, with finely drawn fruit and present, fine-grained tannin. The wine's tension extends into the long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "There’s a floral undertone to the aromas of ripe berries and hardwood. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. A serious structure." James Suckling

      "Tenuta di Lilliano's 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione offers a robust and thickly textured approach much like the Riserva (from the same vintage) that I tasted at the same time. Castellina in Chianti, to my mind, offers some of the most contemporary and international expressions of Chianti Classico. Those are descriptors that I would use without reservation in the case of this top-shelf wine. Dark cherry fruit and dried blackberry segues to clove, spice, smoke and cured tobacco. Sangiovese (90%) is blended with small parts Merlot and Colorino, then aged in both new and neutral tonneaux." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • James Suckling: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 corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29272515 · 0,75 l · 31,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      23,90 €
    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