Azienda Agricola La Sala Il Torriano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
|Brand||Azienda Agricola La Sala|
A beauty, this red is packed with black cherry, black currant and violet aromas and flavors, augmented by tar, licorice and mineral notes. Broad and muscular, yet vibrant and long, with terrific complexity and intensity. Best from 2022 through 2042.
Aromas of rose petal, red-skinned berry and underbrush lead the nose. The vibrant palate offers sour cherry, red currant and cinnamon alongside bright acidity and polished tannins. Drink through 2027.
Worthy of an epic bistecca alla Fiorentina, the Il Torriano 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione La Sala has a fun drawing of singing, merrymaking and drinking roosters on its front label. The artwork is surely meant to depict the celebratory side of this appellation that is represented by the Gallo Nero, or black rooster. With fruit from San Casciano Val di Pesa, this wine delivers thick lines with Morello cherry, dried blackberry, prune, spice, leather and cured tobacco.