Wine Spectator 92 points! Wine Advocate 90+ points!
Casa Emma Chianti Classico Vignalparco is a red Tuscan gem discovered purely by chance. While vacationing in Tuscany with my family (including my daughter Emma, then 7 years old) in the summer of 2005, we happened upon Casa Emma. With no expectations going in, we enjoyed a delightful visit at the winery, tasted several excellent wines, and discovered this is a winery that has won the coveted Tre Bicchieri award from the Italian wine publication Gambero Rosso! It is with pleasure that we offer the Casa Emma Chianti Classico Vignalparco from the excellent 2015 vintage. It is drinking beautifully now and will age nicely through 2030.
Casa Emma lies in the heart of the Chianti Classico wine region in the splendid scenery of the hills of San Donato in Poggio, at an altitude of 420m above sea level. The estate includes 21 hectares of vineyard, planted primarily to Sangiovese and Merlot. The Bucalossi family bought the winery at the beginning of the 1970's from the Florentine noblewoman Emma Bizzarri, whose name remains attached to the property. Vignalparco is a single-vineyard bottling from the Botanical Park of Chianti. Consulting oenologist is Carlo Ferrini.
"This is bright, polished and forthcoming, with cherry, blackberry and floral aromas and flavors. Shows a firm structural component, with earth accents and dusty tannins lining the finish. Best from 2021 through 2033. 700 cases made, 300 cases imported." - BS, Wine Spectator, 92 points!
"The single-vineyard 2015 Chianti Classico Vignalparco does a great job of showcasing the bright and exuberant Sangiovese fruit achieved in this memorable vintage with a warm and long growing season. This is a mid-weight wine that has enough structural richness and inner fiber to support a broad and generous bouquet. Black cherry and plum emerge to the top, with spice, dried rose and grilled herb on the close. Some 10,000 bottles were made. Casa Emma has 70 geese that live on this vineyard site, and consequently, they fertilize it."-Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, 90+ points!
Enjoy Casa Emma Chianti Classico Vignalparco with osso buco, lasagna, ratatouille, and cheeses.