Tasting Notes: Cherry, Spice, Tobacco, Cocoa
Founded in 1865, Bibbiano is located in the historic Chianti region. Today’s owners, Tommaso and Federico Marrocchesi Marzi, are the fifth generation. Tenuta di Bibbiano was the longest standing consultancy of famed winemaker Giulio Gambelli. Their decades-long association with Gambelli, under whom Bibbiano’s current winemaker trained, still lives on in their traditional approach to winemaking and their commitment to 100%-pure Sangiovese wines. With the 2014 vintage, Bibbiano raised their Montornello Riserva to a Gran Selezione, lowering production significantly. The Montornello, now a limited production single-vineyard Riserva,
This is yet another of an incredible vintage from this producer. Bibbiano is the only Chianti Classico producer to have 3 wines score 95 points or higher from the 2015 vintage in Wine Spectator this year! The 2016 Gran Selezione, Vigne di Montornello, is relaxed yet powerful, balanced and supported by soft, dense tannins. The palate experiences delicate flavors of black cherry, blackberry, iron, coffee, pomegranate, cranberry, and cherry, combined with palatable spicy notes of black pepper, tobacco, and cocoa. The finish is long and expansive. Pair with aged hard cheeses, hearty pasta dishes or roasted meat.