Oak-aged Chianti from organic family vineyards in the Rùfina subzone.
This is 90% Sangiovese with the balance made up of Canailo Nero and Colorino, all grown within the I Veroni estate. Maturation is for 12 months in Slavonian oak barrels, with a minimum 8 months in bottle prior to release.
Ruby-violet in colour with a clear rim and big tears, this is tightly coiled, an hour’s decanting recommended to open up the aromatics. Get it going and blackberry, plum and dates intermingle with smoked meat, tobacco leaf and leather, a fine frame of grippy tannins and tart acidity supporting oodles of fruit on the palate, with a minerally texture carrying savoury nut and spice notes to the finish.
We first tried this with roast beef and it sang, but it would work well with any red meat, casserole, or rich pasta dishes.
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