Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico

Villa Calcinaia
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Medium-full bodied, with lovely red fruit and structured tannins. Good oak influence: very smooth.

Varietal(s): 100% Sangiovese

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG

Nose: Aromatic with bright red fruit, hints of dried leaves and toast

Palate: Supple and dry with round red fruit flavors, refreshing acidity and well integrated tannins. Smooth, full, unctuous and oaked

Winemaking Notes: Organic fruit, hand harvested. Fermented in stainless steel, aged 20 months in oak, blended, and aged another 4 months in concrete

Producer Notes: Villa Calcinaia is situated in the center of Chianti Classico near the town of Greve-in-Chianti. This historic estate has been home to the Counts Capponi since 1524, and is maintained by Sebastiano Capponi and his brother Niccolo. Calcinaia is the heart of the Capponi family and each generation gives new life to the fields, woods, vineyards and cellars

Area Notes: Chianti is one of Italy’s largest wine-producing areas. Wines must be at least 75% Sangiovese to receive this designation: Chianti Classico is the oldest region in the Chianti DOC. Many soil types and microclimates exist within the region