Le Cinciole. Chianti Classico
Chianti Classico DOCG
Dark cherry and cassis on the nose, cinnamon, and iron. Deep bramble and sloe, porcini and sweet red berries lift the classic sour cherry character. A pure, fresh, complex and lingering wine.
Chianti Classico is a Chianti (an ancient and evolving wine) from the Classico area. The Classico area is huge and stretches between Firenze and Siena. There are a number of villages within the area that are noted for fine terroir and Panzano is one. It is not big, and it is high (450m) with a small number of producers, nearly all of whom are organic. It is a fine template for artisan wine production.
For Le Cinciole, this Chianti Classico is the classic wine; their single vineyard and Riserva wines show the estate from other angles, but the Classico is the embodiment of the estate. The terroir is galestro, a mixture of soil stones, slate and clays on an east-southeast exposure.
The vineyards are farmed on biodynamic guidelines, meaning no synthetic treatments are used and a minimum of copper sulphate. The vines are harvested by hand and the crop is sorted, de-stemmed and crushed before a spontaneous fermentation takes place in cement tanks. The wine is then aged in botti (large 20hl French oak barrels) for 12 months and then a further 12 months in cement tanks before bottling.