The wine is elegant, poised, and eminently drinkable now but with cellaring potential.
Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy.
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The Montecalvi name has been producing wine for hundreds of years and was once part of the Castello di’Uzzano estate. It became an independent estate in the 1980s and is now owned by the Drake family, owners of Collalto in the Adelaide Hills region of Australia. They have set about upgrading and updating the vineyards, restoring the old vines (they have one of oldest vines in Tuscany, planted in 1932) and replanting with indigenous Italian varieties. The winery is now a certified organic estate and all that they do with an eye towards sustainable farming in the vineyard and making wines (and olive oil) that are the best reflection of their particular place in our particular part of Tuscany.
The vineyards are some of the best in the Chianti Classico area. Vines grown on sandstone/ clay soils at an altitude at 250 m above sea level. They are mostly south/ south-east/ south-west facing which is excellent for maximum sun exposure. The whole Montecalvi estate is farmed organically and sustainably.
Made from Sangiovese with a little Canaiolo and Canina Nera. It’s vinified in stainless steel tanks for 30 days, before spending 18 months in French oak tonneaux and six months in bottle prior to release.
A true Chianti Classico, pulpy and juicy but with an evident backbone, earthy and savouriness. Black cherry and plum notes, dusty, spicy, savoury edge, fresh, fine and quite elegant, but not lacking in flavour.