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Montesecondo Chianti Classico 2018

Montesecondo Chianti Classico

2018
BIODYNAMIC

In the most northerly part of the Chianti Classico denomination, Silvio Messana makes his wines foll...

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£19.60

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Montesecondo Chianti Classico 2018

Type

Wine Red

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

13.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

In the most northerly part of the Chianti Classico denomination, Silvio Messana makes his wines following biodynamic principles, working hard on and for the land, using his expert hands to express the special characteristics of this terroir. In Cerbaia, where the winery is located, the soil is predominantly of clay with sandy and loamy areas, giving rise to wines with a good amount of alcohol, mature aromas and fleshiness on the palate. Messana also owns parcels at a higher altitude, at around 450 metres, with the presence of limestone soils subsequently being reflected in the marked acidity we find in the Montesecondo Chianti Classico.

An authentic Chianti Classico made using the Sangiovese variety with a small addition of two other indigenous grapes: the Colorino and the Canaiolo. These two varieties, mostly emanating from old vines, impart balance and good length to the end result.

A wine appearing a resplendent ruby colour that highlights on the nose its varietal notes: cherries, flowers, raspberry conserve and afterwards, delicate spices and notable minerality which portend quite an invigorating mouthful. On the palate, expectations are not disappointed and the Montesecondo Chianti Classico is authentic and decidedly substantial: juicy, crisp, fruity and fresh, with a touch of harshness to the tannins and a pleasantly bitter, lengthy finish.

Food pairing

Stinco di maiale / Lepre in salmì / Peppered steak / Polpette al sugo

Production

BIODYNAMIC

    Tasting notes

    • ViewRosso rubino
    • Bouquet:Ciliegia / Varietale / Fiori rossi / Minerale
    • Mouth:Fruttato / Fresco / Finale ammandorlato / Tannino vivace

    Recommendations

    • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

    Montesecondo

    Montesecondo

    In the lively and experimental scene of Florentine Chianti, Montesecondo, from Casciano in Val di Pesa, is one of the most active and interesting companies. With its extraordinarily focused on the terroir, Montesecondo adopts a unique conception of wine, which is not only an expression of the land and the human hand, but also a product which in turn shapes the territory thus highlighting its changing nature and personality.