Chianti ‘Maiano’ DOCG 2016

Inviting aromas of cherries and blueberries, with undertones of tobacco and cracked black pepper. On the palate, this Chianti is fresh and easygoing, with soft tannins, refreshing acidity and a persistent finish. Pair this wine with beef ravioli, barbecued meats, pasta e fagiole or minestrone soup.

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Maiano is certified organic and is a family owned historic property in Chianti. The estate is the classic Tuscan postcard: 55 hectares of gentle rolling hills of vine (the so called colline dolci), interspersed with Cypress trees and olive groves, and an agroturismo that serves up local food and provides lodging (and a pool ; ).

Run by the Nigi family, the estate's founder, Gianfranco Nigi, helped pioneer organic farming in the region back in 1984, and established Tenuta Maiano in 2000. Located west of Chianti Classico, the soils in Montespertoli are based more on clay and limestone as opposed to the galestro pebble-topped clay soils which characterize the Classico region. The more calcareous soils of Montespertoli yield wines that are ready for immediate enjoyment: fresh, lively and perfectly balanced. These are the wines you find in all the trattorias of Florence — the wines that you wish you could find back here in the UK....and now you can!