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Istine 2017 'Levigne' Chianti Classico Riserva, Tuscany, Italy

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Istine 2017 'Levigne' Chianti Classico Riserva, Tuscany, Italy

  • Farming: Organic, certified.
  • Winemaker: Angela Fronti
  • Grape Varieties: Sangiovese
  • Soil / Terroir: Istine’s Riserva, ‘Le Vigne’, is a blend of the best fruit from the different Istine vineyards (‘Le Vigne’ means ‘the vineyards,’). Grapes are harvested and highly selected vineyards ISTINE (Radda in Chianti), CASANOVA DELL’AIA (Radda in Chianti) and CAVARCHIONE (Gaiole in Chianti). Alberese and
    Galestro soils at 480-500 MASL. 
  • Vinification: Manual harvest. The sites are fermented and aged separately in concrete tank. After a year, final ‘assemblage’ of these best lots takes place shortly before bottling.
  • Aging: The single vineyards wines are firstly aged separately for 12 months in 20hl Slavonian oak casks, then, once blended, they age for 12 more months in a 30hl oak casks, then at least 12 months in the bottle
  • Tasting Notes: Angela describes this as ‘the perfect synthesis’ of her vineyards; the wine is warm, balsamic, red-fruited, and although not forbiddingly tannic when young, obviously suited to aging in the bottle.
  • ABV: 13.5%




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