Villa Cerna is a blend of Sangiovese 95%, Colorino 5%. Aged for 14 months in Barriques, this wine is from what has been touted in Tuscany as the "vintage of a generation". Absent the hype that you find coming out of Bordeaux where there seem to be at least a couple of 'vintages of the century" every decade, it is a declaration that holds significant weight when you hear it coming from Italy.
Villa Cerna is an estate that has its roots in the Middle Ages. Today the Villa of 1001 and its 83 hectares of vineyards dominate the southern entrance of Chianti Classico. Chianti Classico Riserva, produced only in the best vintages, is the result of a careful selection of the best Sangiovese. After the traditional controlled temperature fermentation, the process of aging continues in barriques and barrels of medium capacity for 14 months and then the aging in bottle for 10 months. The Villa Cerna Chianti Classico Riserva has floral aromas; its harmony is the result of the balance between acidity, tannins and alcohol.