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The Chianti of yore actually derive from the area now known as Chianti Classico, which profited from its central location in the Grand Duchy of Toscana. The modern Chianti appellation comprises eight distinct sub regions that may be classified into two groupings: Chianti Classico DOCG and Chianti DOCG. The latter is comprised of Colli Aretini, Colli Fiorentini, Colli Senesi, Colline Pisane, Montalbano, Montespertoli, and Rùfina. The last of these was known historically as Pomino (a name that lives on in the form of an independent DOC, situated wholly within Chianti Rùfina) and was prized as one of Toscana's great wine zones. Montalbano has transformed its production style, replacing its light, frivolous wines with more substantial undertakings, and the vast Colli Senesi zone, which abuts Montalcino, San Gimignano, and Montepulciano, is renowned for its full-bodied wines. Chianti Classico, which is nestled between Siena and Florence, is home to Greve, Radda, Gaiole, and Castellina, as well as parts of several other zones. This historic area supplies well under 40% of all Chianti produced, but is relatively reliable. Many of the historic estates continue to function today just as they have for hundreds of years: seven centuries before Opus One became Napa trophy, the Frescobaldi Castle was built and the family helped to establish the backbone of Toscana's viticulture. Medieval hamlets like that of Castell'in Villa date back to the 1200s and remain among Chianti's top quality estates. In addition, one derives insight from the rare and aged Chianti of Castello di Monsanto, the classic form of Querciabella, and the traditional riserva of Castello di Cacchiano. Many wine producers of the world today are seeking a formula that will merit desired ratings. However, the Super-Tuscan, Chianti, and Sangiovese mono varietals discussed herein do not follow a prescription. Rather, they reflect a terroir that is truly Toscana.
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San Giusto A Rentennano Chianti Classico 2019 750ml
San Giusto A Rentennano Chianti Classico 2019 750ml
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Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “While it is undoubtedly Percarlo and Ricolma that steal the show at this prized address in the Tuscan hills, the greatness of San Giusto begins with the straight Chianti Classico. A traditional blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo, the 2019 has elements of 2015 and 2016 – an inviting expression with a mouthful of generous, and strikingly pure fruit, that quickly gives way to San Guisto’s signature tannins and dry finish. While expansive and structured, this a full-bodied, succulent Chianti screams freshness and is incredibly light on its feet. The transporting nose alone is worth the price of admission here, let this wine breathe one hour and open, then you can expect nuances of black cherries, cassis, plum, red licorice, tobacco, grilled herbs, smoke, minerality with a touch of salinity. It is a serious little wine that changes your perception of simple Chianti Classico, and can take on many Brunello di Montalcino at half the price. It truly is Baby Percarlo, and its coiled core suggests the best is yet to come. Buy by the case and enjoy over the next ten years.” more info
Castello di Ama Merlot L'Apparita 2017 750ml
Castello di Ama Merlot L'Apparita 2017 750ml
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