Chianti Riserva is one of the types of wine included in the Chianti DOCG denomination: one of the most loved, known, and sold Italian wines. It belongs to a land with a noble, ancient and recognized enological vocation: Tuscany, the home of Chianti and Leonardo da Vinci.
Et però credo che molta felicità sia agli homini che nascono dove si trovano i vini boni, argued the Genius of Vinci. Territory and wine are inextricably linked and, in fact, the name Chianti indicates a hilly area between Florence, Siena and Arezzo, with unmistakable beauty and unique scenic characteristics.
Cantine Leonardo da Vinci, in its Tuscan vineyards, produces Chianti Docg and Chianti Docg Riserva. The denomination Riserva associated with the wine means that it has undergone a period of aging further than that required by the production disciplinary. In particular, the aging and refinement period necessary for Chianti to be defined as Riserva is 2 years.
Chianti Riserva is therefore a particularly fine wine, usually full-bodied and with a higher alcohol content, which often comes from vineyards that have been previously selected for their unique characteristics. The Chianti Classico Riserva is then the Chianti wine produced in the original geographical area of the historical production of Chianti.