Istine 2016 Chianti Classico DOCG
Item Number: 12721
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: Certified Organic
Soil Type: 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.
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
91pts (2017 Vintage) Vinous 8/22/2019
"Istine's 2017 Chianti Classico is bold, racy and absolutely delicious. Sweet red cherry, red plum, mint, spice and intensely sweet floral notes build in a super-appealing, mid-weight Chianti Classico loaded with personality and class. Medium in body, plump and inviting, the straight Chianti Classico is a winner."