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Altadonna Chianti Classico DOCG, Chioccioli Altadonna

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The Altadonna range of wines is an expression of the terroir in which the grapes are grown. The result are wines which reflect purity and balance, whose character is both modern and yet traditional.
Type:
Vintage:
2015
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14%
Region:
Country:
Italy
Sub Region:
Chianti
Body:
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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Chioccioli Altadonna

The Chioccioli Estate has its own winery in Gaiole in Chianti and its vineyards are located in two areas with the most suitable terroir in the Chianti Classico area: Gaiole in Chianti and Quercegrossa. The two owners Niccolo and Enrico Chioccioli Altadonna, work directly in the vineyards where the whole operation is carried out by hand from pruning and harvest, through to the final wine making. Vineyard management is key and a great deal of effort is made to ensure that they achieve the best polyphenolic ripening possible of the grapes. Attention to detail is paramount for the winery beginning with the double sorting of grapes, the vinification technique, the use of the finest grained French oak barrels and the highest standard of vinification. All the decisions and processes are aimed at ensuring that the wines produced are both of an outstanding quality and also reflect the highest expression possible of their terroir in which the grapes are grown.

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby red in appearance with delicate garnet tints. On the nose, complex aromas of red and black fruit, with delicate spicy notes. On the palate, flavours of fruit, and sweet well integrated tannins. The wine has a lively acidity coupled with a long and persistent finish.

Food Matches

This wine pairs very well with tomato-based sauces like marinara which it is why it is often paired with pasta dishes. It is also a good match for white meat such as chicken or pork. These meats have subtle flavours that can often be masked by bigger, bolder reds. Try also as a good accopaniment to fish dishes.