December 12, 2018

il Tarocco 2006 Chianti Classico Riserva

A rare opportunity to get your hands
on a beautifully aged Sangiovese,
directly from the winery's cellar...

Torraccia di Presura 2006 'il Tarocco'
Chianti Classico Riserva

Retail:  $78.95/btl
(6 btl/cs)



To Order - simply email wine@thevineagency .ca or call 416-693-7994. We'll follow up promptly to arrange delivery.


il Tarocco 2006 Chianti Classico Riserva

We've had the great pleasure of working with the Osti/Landi family for 18 years, and we've always been impressed with the agability of their wines.

Earlier this year, when we tasted the 2006 il Tarocco Riserva, we fell in love. 100% Sangiovese grown on poor, dry, sandy-clay soils, it shows the refinement of a classically-styled, mature Brunello. With notes of dried cherry, five-spice, juniper and Mediterranean forest, the wine is showing savoury secondary aromas and flavour. Enjoy now, or continue to cellar another 8-12 years.


About Torraccia di Presura

Torraccia di Presura is located in the northernmost part of the Chianti Classico district. It belonged to the 19th century villa 'La Presura' until 1986, when it was acquired by Paolo Osti & Laura Landi.  The ancient soil is lean, light, and stony, leading to vine stress that bears complex fruit.  The microclimate is warm due to the low altitude, assuring excellent ripeness even in challenging vintages.  Produced entirely from 35 ha of estate vineyards, harvested by hand, we love the 'authenticity' of these wines. The fruit, the acidity, and the ‘terroir’ all contribute to wines that show the essential character of Chianti Classico.

‘Il Tarocco’ Chianti Classico is Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo Nero, matured in older French oak, while the Riserva is 100% Sangiovese, from 20+ year-old vines, again matured in French oak (new & used).  The Super-Tuscan 'Lucciolaio' is 80% Sangiovese from 25+ year-old vines and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, matured 18 months in barrique. The style is contemporary but not ‘international’, stressing balance and finesse over raw power.  To us, it remains the most charming, characteristic and versatile expression of Chianti Classico.

Laura designed all the labels. Il Tarocco (the Tarot) labels are inspired by the mirror image and day-night form of Tarot cards.  The stunning label of Lucciolaio sparkles with golden luminescence of fireflies (Lucciolo) found at the estate at twilight. The investment in Torraccia di Presura has been substantial. The Ostis have completely rebuilt the winery, creating a thoroughly modern cellar dedicated to producing the best wine that their vineyards can achieve. Their sons, Leonardo and Federico – born in 1992 and 1995, as the renovations of the winery & home started ('92) and completed ('95) – are now working alongside the proud parents.