Wine with intense ruby red colour and deep taste. Typical scents of cherry and wild berries, with hints of black pepper, cinnamon and vanilla. The palate is medium plus with intense flavours that mirror the nose. Bright acidity and ripe tannins suggest good ageing potential.
serve with pizza, salami, italian sausage
Third Party Reviews
Iron, smoke, white pepper, tobacco and earthy undertones announce a wine of tremendous complexity in the 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Sassello. Powerful and bold, with tremendous structure, the 2015 has the requisite depth to develop well for many years to come. There are elements of wildness, but then again, that is Sangiovese. Drink 2022 – 2035 Score 93, Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, July 2018
This is the wine at Verrazzano first made in 1982 as a Vino de Tavola, then as Riserva and finally as Gran Selezione, first in 2013. The Sassello is the small bird that seeks out the best grapes, in this case at 450m from the highest vineyard on the estate. This just intuits and explains vintage, place and appellation, together in harmony. It’s a cool sangiovese of smooth savour, with great length and slow developing parts. Needs more time. Just does. Drink 2021-2029. Score 93, Michael Godel, WineAlign, September 2019.