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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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Fontodi Meriggio 2018 750ml
Fontodi Meriggio 2018 750ml
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Fontodi claims that the ’18 Meriggio Bianco is the most complex and freshest that it’s ever seen, and we have to agree--this wine is fascinating! Juicy yet finessed, ripe yet steely, intense yet focused, the ’18 Meriggio has a lot to give white wine lovers, layering its succulent stone and crisp orchard fruits with crushed river rocks, fresh herbs, white wildflowers and a dusting of peppery spices. Weighty yet nimble, this wine whooshes across the palate, propelled by its twin engines of savory minerality and keen acidity, as it builds to a resonant, complex and refreshing finish. Enjoyable upon release, this sophisticated white will drink beautifully over the medium term. Deriving from Fontodi’s organically tended, north-facing La Rota vineyard, this wine is mostly old-vine Sauvignon Blanc blended with about 10% Trebbiano; grapes ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and the wine ages on the lees for six months, mostly in stainless steel, with a small percentage in amphora. Only 300 cases will be imported to the USA. more info
Chianti Classico Riserva Gift Box
Chianti Classico Riserva Gift Box
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Chianti Classico may be Italy’s most popular wine—and for good reason. Chianti’s bouncy acidity complements food like no other wine, and its happy disposition warms you from within. Go classic, go Chianti, and give Italy’s food friendly best from the heart of Toscana.

This Gift Includes:
1 x Large Wood Treasure Box
1 x Chianti Classico Selection
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