Tenuta Ormanni, Chianti Classico Riserva Borro del Diavolo

Style:  Medium-bodied red            Vintage: 2015             ABV: 14.5% 

Appellation: Chianti Classico            Varietal: Sangiovese 

Region: Tuscany                           County:  Italy

Borro del Diavolo is a brook, called “borro” in Tuscany, and it gives its name to the vineyard producing grapes for this Reserve. The best Sangiovese grapes are selected in the first ten days of October from the Borro del Diavolo vineyard and from the close Montignano vineyard, both situated on the same stony ridge facing South.

“This is a terrific Tuscan wine that is deeply marked by a dusty mineral or salty note that I find absolutely irresistible. I love the way it immediately transports my thoughts to the galestro crushed rock soils found in the Barberino Val d’Elsa part of Chianti Classico. This is a dark and saturated expression that rounds off those focused mineral notes with plenty of ripe and succulent berry fruit. The balance between those two extremes, the wine’s sweet versus savory sides, are expertly played forward in this classic vintage. Borro del Diavolo ages in new and neutral barrels for 20 months. Some 20,000 bottles were made.”

93 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Oct 2018


“Ormanni’s 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva Borro del Diavolo is a bold, racy wine. Powerful and yet also wonderfully fleshy, the 2015 has a lot to recommend it. In the glass, the 2015 speaks with authority and a real sense of punch. Readers will want to cellar this for a few years to gain more aromatic complexity, but it is already hugely appealing.”

93 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, July 2018