A Gold Medal winner organic Chianti, made from sangiovese
grapes grown in the province of Arezzo belonging to the DOCG Colli Aretini denomination, one of the 7 Chianti's appellations, rated one of the best value for money wine from the UK Sommelier Association.
Made with hand picked organically grown Sangiovese grapes from old vineyards, this Chianti is a great red wine with a complex nose with hints of cherry, violet and spices. The mouth is full, fruity, smooth, with soft tannins and a long aftertaste.
Chianti is probably one of the most famous and underrated Italian wine because a good Chianti seems to be difficult to find these days and still too many wine drinkers associate Chianti to the cheap red wine on flask that filled supermarket’s shelves and restaurant tables in the 80’ or the cheap, tasteless, almost watery, Chianti available from supermarkets. Luckily, good Chiantis exist, they do not come in flask anymore unless bought from a souvenir shop in Florence, and can be a seriously good red wine.
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At the beginning of the century, three brothers from Milan, Vanni, Carlo and Marco Cattaneo , bought a decadent Tenuta San Jacopo (an 18th century estate) with the idea of bringing it back to its former glory. Their goal was to produce “great Tuscan and Chianti” wines, elegant and refined. They restored the old vines and then planted new ones wherever restoration wasn’t possible and they decided to follow organic cultivation methods. As well as quality wines, the estate also produces a very limited quantity of organic olive oil which they obtain from the olive trees surrounding the vineyards.