Why we love it
The Chianti is probably one of the most unknown wine...Unknown because good Chiantis seem to be difficult to find...
This award winning Chianti is a fantastic Chianti winner of a Gold Medal at the UK Sommelier Wine Award and rated one of the best value for money
This wine, made with hand picked organic Sangiovese grapes from old vineyards located not far from Arezzo, has a complex nose with hints of cherry and violet. In the mouth, it is full, fruity, smooth and with a long aftertaste.
The artisan who made it
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.
Nick - 21/04/2017
I have tried many, many bottles of Chianti over the years, but nothing comes close to this. This may not simply be the best Chianti I have ever tasted, but possibly the best wine I have ever drunk. I think I will have to try the Chainti riserva next...