Made with organic fruit, the 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Doccio a Matteo flaunts its maverick appeal thanks to the informally scripted label affixed to the front of the bottle. This is a fun and offbeat wine with tart cherry, plum, spice and crushed stone. This Riserva is a silky, mid-weight wine that feels glossy and polished to the palate, with lasting and elegant intensity.
94 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Mar 2021)
The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Doccio a Matteo is powerful and deep, with tons of intensity and structure. High-toned aromatics add character along with an element of rusticity that nevertheless works quite well here. Macerated cherry, plum, leather, cloves, menthol and coffee all develop with time. A dollop of Colorino contributes further shades of nuance and complexity. The Doccio a Matteo is a compelling wine done in a decidedly old-school leaning style.
94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Aug 2019)