Vecchie Terre di Montefili, Sangiovese, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna Vecchia, Tuscany, Italy 2018
Produced from a single vineyard planted in 1981, the Vecchie Terre di Montefili Vigna Vecchia is a limited production that stands out due to its mineral notes and depth of flavor that represent the strength of this small vineyard. Its sophisticated complexity is combined with exquisite elegance that is evident from the fruit from this very particular plot.
The nose is clean and pronounced in intensity. Fresh, slightly sweet notes of strawberry and cherry overlay a heady bouquet of dried rose petals, sage and hawthorn.
On the palate, dry with high acidity and alcohol in perfect equilibrium. Integrated, fine-grained tannins provide structure for an abundance of complex flavors. Rosemary, mint and tobacco interweave layers of ripe red cherries, dried orange zest and a hint of kirsch. Intense, powerful and ethereal, with a long, ruminative finish. A striking expression of varietal Sangiovese and a testament to the power of heart, hard work and terroir.
Vinified in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts. Aged for 26 months in small barrels, then a minimum of 8 months in bottle.
Subregion: Chianti Classico