Chianti: Classico 2019 – Classico, Gran Selezione, Riserva 2018

Tasting period

April - May 2021

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As Brunello di Montalcino vintage 2016, the vintage 2018 and also 2019 in the Chianti Classico area will remain in history.

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From 100% to 80% SANGIOVESE

Up to 20% OTHER GRAPES: Canaiolo, Colorino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

CHIANTI VINTAGES 2018-2019

As Brunello di Montalcino vintage 2016, the vintage 2018 and also 2019 in the Chianti Classico area will remain in history.
Meteorologically speaking the weather was perfect, especially in final part of the season, the temperature was non so high as well, so the phenological maturation of the grapes was constant and regular, and it was combined with a very clean interpretation in wine cellar. Density, tautness, crunchiness of fruit, territoriality at its best in these bottles that offer a great depth.
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CHIANTI VINTAGE 2019

Also the vintage 2019 in the Chianti Classico area will be memorable. A stylistic mark characterized by an extraordinary fruit tautness, capable of enhancing wine-growing areas and slopes, combined with, as usual, a clean interpretation in wine cellar. The vintage of density of fruit, minerality and crunchiness that offer a great depth and, last but not least, a great aging potential.

CHIANTI VINTAGE 2018

The vintage 2018 in the Chianti Classico area will definitely remain in history. The stylistic mark is characterised by an extraordinary cleanliness, capable of enhancing wine-growing areas and slopes, combined with a very sharp interpretation in wine cellar. Density, crunchiness of fruit, territoriality at its best in these bottles that offer a great depth and a stunning expression of Chianti Classico.

Production zones and their relative characteristics:

San Casciano in Val di Pesa:
• Territory straddling two valleys, those delineated by the Pesa and Greve rivers.
• Soils for the most part, stony and clay-like.

Greve in Chianti:
• Soils rich in clay and calcium.
• Delicate wines, already rather expressive even when young, usually able to mature with elegance.
• In this territory, one finds two great sub-zones from the Chianti Classico: Lamole and Panzano (the soils here are rich in clay and galestro).

Barberino Val d’Elsa:
• Zone under which fall two more territories to the west of the Chianti Classico production zone: Barberino Val d’Elsa and Poggibonsi.
• In Barberino, only 5% of the terrain is dedicated to the production of Chianti Classico. • The territory is characterized by a climate that benefits from temperate winds arriving off the sea.

Tavernelle Val di Pesa:
• Seat of the Chianti Classico producers association.
• The name for this zone is connected to the term “taberna,” an indication of the fact that here, even in the past, quality wine was produced.

Castellina in Chianti:
• A “hilltop” Chianti Classico is produced here, since the vines are planted up to 600 meters above sea level.
• Earth rich in alberese, as well as clay and galestro, in the southern part of the area.

Radda in Chianti:
• Perhaps one of the oldest areas of the Chianti Classico zone.
• Soils rich in alberese.
• Nervous wines, capable of long periods of aging.

Gaiole in Chianti:
• Variegated wines with a good presence of galestro but also tuff, a geological structure that confers elegance to wines.
• One of the zones with the highest elevations in the entire Chianti Classico production area.
• Very expansive zone, rich in a great number of variables that influence the wines produced here. For this, the Gaiole territory it must be divided into 3 production sub-zones.

Castelnuovo Berardenga:
• Territory geologically variegated bordered by Senese clay.
• Tuff is present in the soils.

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