Sign In

2016 Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Not Currently In Auction

Latest Sale Price

July 2, 2023 - $31



97James Suckling

...stunning...pure lavender and violets, in addition to riper dark cherries, tea leaves, olives, eucalyptus and spice box. Very structured and muscular on the palate, which encompasses layers of dark fruit and plenty of driving acidity to take this through to a long, chewy finish.

94The Wine Advocate

...terrific wine that unfolds to reveal pretty fruit intensity, deep layers of cherry and blackberry and a soft texture...elegant and fresh with steady fruit weight that drives the quality and length of the finish.

92Wine Spectator

The flavors of cherry, strawberry, flowers, fresh herbs and iron are more forthcoming than the aromas in this version, while the structure is firm and unyielding. Nonetheless, there is a sense of ripeness from the sweet fruit and lingering aftertaste.

92Vinous / IWC

...attractive, expressive wine. Sweet red cherry and red plum fruit give the 2016 a nicely sense of immediacy. Pliant and open-knit, with mid-weight structure...impeccably balanced from start to finish.


Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico

Chianti is Tuscany’s most famous and historic wine district, and the Chianti Classico DOCG is the most prestigious Chianti appellation. Fittingly, it is located in the heart of the larger Chianti DOCG. Chianti’s wines were so esteemed during the Renaissance that the Medici princes of Florence designated several villages within the Chianti region as discrete production zones, setting up the first appellations in Italy. By the 20th century Chianti was Italy’s primary wine export. But the pizza parlor Chiantis sent to foreign markets were inexpensive, unremarkable reds presented in round-bottomed, straw-covered bottles. To upgrade Chianti wines and the region’s image, the Chianti Classico DOC was created in 1967, then upgraded to DOCG status in 1984, with additional modifications made in 1996. In the last 20 years a consortium of Chianti Classico producers have researched new Sangiovese clones, replanted vineyards, updated cellar practices and generally made Chianti Classico DOCG a world-class appellation. Chianti Classico must contain a minimum of 75% Sangiovese. In the 2014 edition of its annual compendium of wine ratings, Gambero Rosso noted that Chianti Classico DOCG wines were noteworthy for their “significant return to a more defined style, true to tradition.”


Red Wine, Sangiovese, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is largely grown in central Italy. As the sole component or in a blend, it gives us Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino and Super Tuscans, among other favorites wines. The name is derived from the Latin for “blood of Jove.”