2016 Caparsa Chianti Classico (750ml)

Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

B-21 Top Recommendation
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The journey to Certified Organic began in 1965 when Paolo Cianferoni's family purchased the estate in the heart of Tuscany, Radda in Chianti. Paolo's work began in 1982 when the estate became his home. This wine is named after the 16th century home/cellar called Caparsino. With production less than 2,000 cases, in part because of severe selection, complete care and total control are possible to produce not only an organic wine but a superstar Chianti Riserva and fair to say, the highest rated Riserva under $50. Paolo controls every aspect in the vineyard and cellar. The 46 year old vines are deep into the gallestro and alberese soils and can certainly take care of themselves. The Cellar is minimal intervention. New oak is avoided. Purity is the goal. How can so much come from doing so little? Wine is made in the vineyard, not the cellar, Paolo would say. Don't miss the bargain Chianti Classico!


Caparsa's 2016 Chianti Classico is a wine of real character and personality. Beautifully perfumed and layered, the 2016 possesses tons of nuance as well as character. Black cherry, plum, leather, spice and menthol are some of the many nuances that develop in a deep, flavorful Chianti Classico that is simply compelling. The tannins could use time to soften, but readers are frankly going to have a hard time keeping their hands off this jewel of a wine.

93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Aug 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
60+ bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.