Istine 2019 Chianti Classico DOCG
Item Number: 15348
Sub Region: Chianti Classico
Appellation/AVA: Chianti Classico DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Limestone and alberese
Elevation: 1,640 feet
Case Production: 5,000
Vineyard Notes: The grapes are sourced from estate vineyards: primarily Istine, Casanova, and Cavarchione, along with Tibuca and Le Noci. The vineyards are located on different hillsides in Radda and Gaiole in Chianti. The vineyards are all guyot trained and 1640 feet a.s.l.. The soil here is rich, with alternating marly limestones (Alberese and Galestro) and variable percentages of clay. Sangiovese fruit is harvested by hand.
Winemaking Notes: Maceration lasts for 3-8 weeks in stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation occurs partly in stainless steel and partly in concrete. Istine's Chianti Classico spends 12 months in Slavonian oak casks and barrels and is partially aged in concrete tanks.
92 Points (2019 Vintage) Vinous 9/18/2020
"The 2018 Chianti Classico is bright and racy, with tons of Radda Sangiovese character. Red berry fruit, flowers, chalk and white pepper all grace this super-expressive, translucent Chianti Classico. The 2018 is a bit airy and taut, but that is also a big part of its appeal. Readers who appreciate slightly nervous reds will adore the 2018."