Casanuova di Nittardi “Vigna Doghessa” Chianti Classico DOCG 2015

Vibrant ruby red, intensely redolent of cherries, violet and hints of aromatic herbs and spices, with well-rounded tannins and a long-lasting finish on the palate. Excellently suited to all manner of pasta and meat dishes.

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 A pure Sangiovese from the single vineyard “Vigna Doghessa” in the municipality of Castellina in Chianti. The vineyard lies on a south-facing hill at 450 meters above sea level and has a soil full of schist stones, which engenders the wine with a fine minerality and pleasant freshness. Since 1981, Nittardi has paid annual homage to Michelangelo by having an internationally recognized artists such as Hundertwasser, Horst Janssen, Giuliano Ghelli, Yoko Ono, Mimmo Paladino, Günter Grass, Dario Fo, Karl Otto Götz, Alain Clément and Hsiao Chin create the label and wrapping paper.

AWARDS James Suckling: 93 points

Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese, Soil: Soil of medium depth, full Galestro stones and quartz.

Production: Natural fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, followed by 14 months in used French oak barrels (500 liter), four month in concrete and a subsequent few months in  bottle

 Best served at approx. 16° C (61° F)Ageing potential: Minimum 10 years

Nittardi is a boutique winery situated in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, with vineyards in Chianti Classico and the Maremma. The Nittardi Estate, on the boundary between the provinces of Siena and Florence, was originally a defensive tower known as early as 1183 by the name of “Nectar Dei” (The Nectar of the God). In the 16th century, the vast property belonged to the Renaissance artist Michelangelo, who, in 1549, while painting the Sistine Chapel, wrote to his nephew Lionardo: “I’d prefer two casks of wine rather than eight shirts.”

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