According to winemaker Antonella Conti, 2005 was a vintage that “made itself in the vineyard” achieving perfect ripeness of all three grape varieties, making life much easier for her and the team in the winery! After fermentation in tank, the wine was aged in large oak vats for twelve months, then a further twelve months in 225L oak casks. Showing some age in terms of its brick ruby colour, it has herbal, cooked green pepper spice on the nose and mellow vanilla and soft red fruits on the palate.
The Chianti Classico region extends between Siena and Florence and is rich with abbeys and castles. During Medieval times large chestnut and oak tree forests were replaced with grapevines and olive trees which immediately gained notoriety for the quality produced. Here, the Sangiovese is enhanced with a small amount of Merlot. Medium intensity, brick ruby in colour, the nose is restrained with typical earthy truffle notes. On the palate there is nice weight coming from the fruit and good balance with ripe tannins attained from nine months ageing in large oak vessels.