2016 Podere Le Cinciole Aluigi Gran Selezione (VM96)
“The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Aluigi Campo ai Peri is fabulous. Bright, vibrant and intensely aromatic, the 2016 is total seduction right out of the glass. Intense floral/spiced aromatics, red/purplish berry fruit, spice, tobacco and mocha all race out of the glass in a wine that brilliantly marries power with finesse. The Aluigi is a Gran Selezione for the first time in 2016. It’s quite simply one of the finest wines I have tasted from Le Cinciole.” – AG
Le Cinciole Aluigi Gran Selezione 2016
Aluigi hails from a single vineyard of Le Cinciole’s estate. A newer bottling for the team, the styling conforms to Chianti Classico’s newest labeling allowance: Gran Selezione, requiring even more time before release than a Riserva. This ageing is achieved both in barrel and bottle over the course of three years. The 100% sangiovese benefits from more clay dense soils, providing a generous flavor profile as well as notable age worthiness.
Founded in the early 90s by husband-wife team Luca and Valerie Orsini, Le Cinciole thoughtfully stewards their vineyards in Chianti Classico with unyielding convictions to organic, sustainable and biodynamic principles. Located in the region's central subzone of Panzano, the moderate climate and marly, sandstone soils combine to foster some of the finest grapes in the region. Steeped in the history of the place, Le Cinciole produces classically styled Chianti with finely textured tannins, as well as a reliable blend of international varietals.