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Chianti Classico DOCG 2014, Villa del Cigliano, Halves

CHIA295
Traditionally made Chianti from a sophisticated producer.
Type:
Vintage:
2014
Size:
37.5cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
95% Sangiovese, 5% Colorino
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Italy
Sub Region:
Chianti
Body:
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2020
Closure Type:
Cork
£8.99
 

Villa del Cigliano

The Villa, built in the second half of the '400s on pre-existing medieval buildings, was bought in 1546 by Alessandro di Niccolò Antinori and still belongs to the descendants of the same family. The interiors preserve their Renaissance structure of the classic Tuscan Villa with an adjoining farm for the production of wine and olive oil. Under the villa remain the historical cellars that are still used for the aging of the wine. The wines - produced exclusively with grapes from their own vineyards - definitely prefer elegance and finesse to power. They are distinguished also by a strong territorial identity, an authentic expression of this part of the appellation of Chianti Classico (the Val di Pesa ) characterized by great potential and lately the object of increasing attention. The wine company is becoming a point of reference within this sub-zone and is an active part in the current debate on the zoning of the Chianti Classico.

Tasting Notes

Light ruby in colour. The nose is bright and fresh with raspberry and cherry aromas. A juicy and succulent palate with excellently balanced ripe tannins and good acidity. Good length on the finish.

Food Matches

Try with wild mushroom risotto or rack of roast lamb.