Sangiovese (70%), Colorino, Canaiolo, Malvasia nera (30%)
Rich and heady, redolent of violets and ripe dark cherry.
Rounded, with a firm body, tangy acidity, and lingering finish.
First courses, even quite formal in style, white meats, young cheeses, smooth charcuterie, fish cooked in red wine.
Antiche Vie Chianti DOCG
The traditional production of my family, the wines with which my grandfather and my father first carried on the ancient craft of the winemaker, which in San Miniato left two thousand year old traces.
The daily wine of Tuscany.
My two Chiantis are composed largely of Sangiovese with varying percentages of Canaiolo, Colorino, Ciliegiolo, and Malvasia Nera.
Vinification & Maturation
My two Chiantis are composed largely of sangiovese with varying percentages of Canaiolo, Colorino, Ciliegiolo, and Malvasia Nera. The grapes are harvested separately in September and October, as the different varieties ripen, and thus the fermentation periods vary. They are carried out in lined cement vats, with very traditional 21-day macerations.
Chianti Antiche Vie matures only in vats, the only one of my wines not to see any oak. It is released after a brief ageing in the bottle, at one year of age.