2017-C Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy (750ml)
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A Quarterly Red Cellar Trio Wine Club Selection
The gapes for this wine (90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo) were hand-harvested. Each block was macerated separately for 12-18 days. Fermentation was in stainless steel tanks for eight days at 84°F, followed by 20 months aging in wood tonneaux and barriques, again separated by vineyard block. The separate vineyard blocks were then blended in cement vats for another six months before bottling.
Deep garnet. Complex aromas of brandied cherries blood orange and star anise. On the palate, the wine is structured and well balanced with cherry, cranberry, and strawberry, with notes of borage and acacia. The closing is very persistent with ﬁrm tannins and a slightly dusty, mineral ﬁnish. This exemplary Chianti Classico was crafted with food in mind. It is elegant, perfumed, and savory yet refreshing, with a beautifully restrained vigor that ensures longevity.