Istine 2015 Chianti Classico DOCG
Item Number: 11907
Sub Region: Chianti Classico
Appellation/AVA: Chianti Classico DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Elevation: 1,640 feet
Vineyard Notes: The grapes are sourced from Istine, Casanova, and Cavarchione vineyards. The vineyards are located on different hillsides in Radda and Gaiole in Chianti. All of the vineyards have different features, but what they have in common is the elevation of around 500 meters (1,640 feet). The soil is mostly limestone and alberese. The age of the vines vary between 10 to 30 years old.
2015 Vintage: 2015 was a good vintage in Chianti. According to Antonio Galloni, "In 2015, the warm growing season yielded rich, sumptuous Chianti Classicos with great depth and intensity. Vintages like 2015 tend to raise the quality of entry-level wines. That is exactly what has happened with the 2015 Chianti Classicos."
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are manually harvested. Maceration lasts for 21 days in stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation occurs partly in stainless steel and partly in oak. Istine Chianti Classico spends 12 months in used Slavonian oak.
Wine of the Month by Gambero Rosso 7/2017