Federal Wine & Spirits

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Casa Emma Chianti

A very large turnout last week and for the last of our in-store tastings for the time being. Three wines stood out as the most purchased.
March 11, 2020


People loved the Rosa for its forward fruit and bit of zing

The Chianti Classico was much purchased, but several people thought the best value was in the single vineyard 2015 Casa Emma Chianti Classico Vignalparco Riserva It was the most purchased wine of the tasting.

             Demand for these three wines outstripped our supply. We are oversold but more is coming . We will be able to deliver in the near future.

Peter’s Notes,

The 2016 Casa Emma Chianti Classico will introduce you to the style of these wines. You get floral notes and cherry with a balance between freshness and flavor. The 2015 Casa Emma Chianti Classico Vignalparco Riserva is a single vineyard wine with great personality with balsam notes and energy. This is the vineyard where the geese live.

We will then go to two vintages of the Riserva. The 2015 Casa Emma Chianti Classico Riserva shows power and richness with a balanced texture. The 2013 Casa Emma Chianti Classico Riserva at this point shows more layered flavors. Both of these are excellent.

 The 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is the flagship wine of the estate. This is the epitome of elegance and complexity.



2018 Casa Emma Rosa: White peach, olive blossoms, fresh fruit flavor, delicious. Very Good Plus 21



2016 Casa Emma Chianti Classico: Flowers and dark cherry. Aromas and flavors are lively with freshness in the finish. Very Good Plus to Excellent 24

2015 Casa Emma Chianti Classico Vignalparco Riserva: A wine of great personality with balsa and underbrush notes that frame the fruit and spice. Very Good Plus to Excellent 26

2015 Casa Emma Chianti Classico Riserva: Here one sees power and richness with a layered texture. Still primary with obvious class. Excellent 37

2013 Casa Emma Chianti Classico Riserva: Many similarities to the 2015 with even more richness in the aromatics. Balanced and long. Excellent 37

2013 Casa Emma Chianti Classico Gran Selezione: Perfectly elegant and complex. One of those wines that is in a really special class. A wine of contemplation. Outstanding 67


3-11 Casa Emma Case 2 each of the above wines $361

3-11 Casa Emma Pack 1 each of the above wines $191

Or Mix any 12 for 15% off

Any 6 for 10% off


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           - Peter Hemenway