Lamole is a historic site where grapes have been cultivated since Roman times. Located in the village of Lamole near Greve, where the high altitude provides an important tempering effect to the maturing grapes, adding complexity and balance. The Lamole di Lamole vineyards occupy south-facing plots at various altitudes between 1150 and 1800 feet above sea level. The soil is mainly the typical Chianti macigno, composed of alberese and galestro, which is rich in manganese and iron but very permeable. Consequently, vines must seek water deep below the surface, assimilating many minerals in the process. For this Riserva temperature-controlled fermentation lasts for around 20 days. This is followed by a long period of maturation (around 2 years) in new French oak barrels. Sangiovese is blended with a small amount of Canaiolo. Wine Review Online scored this a huge 96 points saying "Chianti Classico from top producers continue to lead the world in value. Price vs. quality in the Chianti district is at an all-time high, as this 2013 Riserva from Lamole di Lamole demonstrates so well. This is a rich, mouth-watering Chianti that exhibits impressive depth and complexity without losing the balance and elegance that are hallmarks of the best Chianti. Notes of black cherry and oak spice dominate, with a lingering floral touch in the background and smooth, supple tannins that will allow for immediate consumption of a wine that otherwise should do well in a properly maintained cellar for up to 15 to 20 years."