Carleone Chianti Classico DOCG 2018
- Italy, 750ml
This elegant and delightful Chianti Classico is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes. On the nose, red fruits and slight hints fresh flowers. To taste, red fruits of cherries and cranberries again. Delicate, fresh, medium-finish - very elegant.
- Winery: Tenuta di Carleone
- Varietal: Sangiovese
- Region: Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
- Vintage: 2018
- Alcohol: 13.8%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Cork
- Food match: Roast pork, lamb chops & game meat; Prosciutto & salami; pasta with meat sauce; grilled vegetables; semi-aged cheeses
“The Winery is right in the middle of Chianti Classico, within the original borders of the Chianti Storico. So we decided to honour the area and make a 100% Sangiovese that expresses our little corner of Radda in Chianti” Tenuta di Carleone
"The Austrian entrepeneur Karl Egger and his family have been visitors to region of Tuscany for decades. They fell in love with small corner, just outside the medieval town of Radda in Chianti between the citis of Siena and Florence.
Consequently the winery “Tenuta Carleone di Castiglioni” is located in the heart of the Chianti region. It was named after the small village of “Castiglioni” (small castle) which was first mentioned in the year 1078 when the monks of “Badia al Coltibuono” founded it. There is also a typical Tuscan farmhouse called “Pian Vecchio” (old plain) on this land, where the family recently planted some white.
The whole property, which covers an area of approximately 100 hectares, comprises of wooded hills, small rivers and fertile plains. Nestled in between there are around 20 ha of mainly Sangiovese vineyards and more than 10 hectares of olive trees, some of them older than 60 years. The Egger Family has renovated the beautiful “Castiglioni” hamlet with its old chapel and the nearby farmhouse of “Pian Vecchio”.
The winery Tenuta di Carleone was born in 2012. Sean O’Callaghan, to his friends “IL GUERCIO” (one eyed rascal!), was asked to join and help to build a small artisinal winery making classically defined Sangiovese with a twist. Sean’s twist.. Organic and biodynamic principles are implemented in the vineyard. Nothing is added to the wines, the grappa or the olive oil. No yeast and no fining agents are used."
- 96/100 Points - Decanter
- 93/100 Points - James Suckling
- 17.5/20 Points - Jancis Robinson
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