The easy going 2010 Chianti Classico opens with distinctive aromas of forest floor and crushed clove. Wild berries and button mushrooms help fill in the rear. The mouthfeel is streamlined and bright. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016
Cherry and fresh berries are integrated with elegant and balanced tannins. Good acidity and mineral expression on the long, persistent finish.
Wine Maker Notes
This wine, with ICEA organic certification from 2003, is the result of absolutely natural production methods using hand-picked organically grown Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes from our vineyards at Badia a Coltibuono. It is considered to be one of the most representative wines of the Chianti Classico appellation.
Organic, estate-grown Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo and Colorino from 10-35 years old vines planted in the Poggino, Vignone, Montebello and Argenina parcels to clay and limestone rock were hand-picked and hand-sorted at the winery. Fermented in stainless steel and macerated on its skins for three weeks, it aged for 12 months in French and Austrian oak.