Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2018

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110 | MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) I TA l Y : Tu SCANY T H e G R a N d C R u OF C H ia NT i C L a SS i CO a s the dividing lines of terroir continue to be defined throughout Chianti Classico, it has become apparent that one day we will be talking about the Grand Crus of the region. When that day comes, the Rocca di m ontegrossi estate in m onti, a subzone of Gaiole, and their San m arcellino cru will be among them. With the best raw ingredients, strict organic practices and a progressive approach to winemaking, Rocca di m ontegrossi remains one of the under-the-radar producers in Chianti Classico, and those of us who have had a chance to taste these wines are constantly asking "why?" This is one of the top estates in the region, producing a Gran Selezione that can compete on a global scale, yet at a price thats seems almost too good to be true–yet it is. ✦ Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Marcellino 2013 VM 96 » $45 (750ml) » $105 (1.5L) "A dazzling, explosive wine... vivid, stunning Chianti Classico that comes alive in the glass... What a stunningly beautiful wine this is..." Antonio Galloni (750ml 1550161 / 1.5L 2550179) d e F i N i NG C H ia NT i C L a SS i CO i f we had to recognize just one producer who was instrumental in proving the importance of Chianti Classico, and who continues to be a trailblazer and trendsetter, it would be Felsina, and their iconic single vineyard Chianti Classico, Rancia. When we look back on past decades, what we find is vintage after vintage of landmark bottlings, which capture the essence of the region. Felsina is located in the southern town of Castelnuovo Berardenga, where temperatures are known for being much warmer. It is also one of the closest locations to m ontalcino within the region. Yet, Felsina need not make that comparison, as Rancia has proven itself year in and year out as one of the highest-scoring wines of every vintage, and is also one of the world's greatest QPRs (quality-to-price ratio). With the 2015, we find ourselves with a Rancia Riserva that may rank among the highest scoring vintages to date. It's a wine that you will treasure from the first to the last bottle. ✦ Felsina Chianti Classico Rancia Riserva 2015 VM 94-97 » $55 " one of the most finessed young Rancias I have ever tasted…The 2015 is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine." – Antonio Galloni (1553051)

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