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I’ve always known that Chianti Classico was out there somewhere, but I’ve been hypnotized by Nebbiolo, and there are only 7 days in the week… It’s true that we’ve been devoted sellers of Monte Bernardi, Lecci e Brocchi,, and a few other Chianti Classicos, but gradually I’ve become aware that I have been missing out on some other great wines. And it turns out Chianti Classico is a fascinating place for a wine geek, so I’m jumping on the bandwagon. Fortunately our friend Signore Jeff Porter - official Ambassador to the United States for Chianti Classico - is at hand to help bring us the word, and the wine. You may know Jeff from his halcyon days at Del Posto; he is truly an Italian wine expert (and perennial short-lister for the Nicest Person in the Wine Business). Jeff will give us a tour of Chianti Classico via 12 of his favorite wines, accompanied by the delicious food at Misi. And it turns out that a very few incredibly lucky people can actually go on tour with Jeff in Tuscany in May*. I’ve bought my Lotto ticket already…
*Don’t wait too long – places are going fast!
Another fantastic vintage of this staple red from Monte Bernardi. 95% Sangiovese with 5% of Canaiolo Nero from estate vines in Panzano, Chianti. Wine is fermented naturally in oak and stainless steel before aging 18-24 months in oak. The nose is very fragrant, with notes of warm blueberry preserve, balsamic and freshly baked pie crust. Above those deep aromas, there are fresh red cherries and woodsy forest shrubs. On the palate, there are flavors black cherry, milled coffee beans, and a very lovely note of candied blackberry. The wine has a long finish of herbs and spice. Structure-wise, this Chianti has high acidity and healthy tannin. An incredible wine!
Sangiovese 90%, Canaiolo 10%. Old vineyards cultivated at 550 mts. Handcraft harvest. Stainless steel containers. Carried out partly in tanks and partly in 500 liter French oak barrels from the central massif of second and third passage.
The Chianti Classico Riserva is graced with the image of il Chiorba (the baldy) – the founder of the Lecci e Brocchi farm. The wine ages for two years in botte (large older wood barrels). It’s very aromatic, with herbs and stone over a core of dark fruit. Structured and showing some ripe tannins, it’s full-bodied by still graceful and vibrant, with a long and juicy finish. An impressieve Riserva, this will continue to develop for years to come. Jamie Wolff
Ragonaia is a single-vineyard, 100% Sangiovese Chianti Classico, aged in used French barriques and tonneau; the wood aging brings some richness of texture and an elegance to the wine. Also very savory and mineral, it’s quite full-bodied, with pronounced red fruit on the long finish. Perhaps the most contemporary / least rustic in style of the Lecci wines, it’s still a treat for anyone partial to Sangiovese. Jamie Wolff
Last year we took over the pasta room at Misi with a big group, and we had a wonderful dinner, so we know that this meal will be a rare treat - great food and great wines, including Chianti Classico from Cigliano di Sopra, le Cinciole, i Fabbri, Fontodi, Istine, Monte Bernardi, and several more. $250 all-in, plus Jeff Porter in the hot seat!
Sangiovese. Only the best grapes are selected from Sa’etta, a single vineyard which benefits from the best position, exposure and terrain on our estate. After natural fermentation, in large oak casks, the wine is placed in a combination of German and Austrian oak where it undergoes malolactic fermentation. The wine remains in oak for at least 24 months, followed by finishing in bottle for another 12 months. the vineyard from which this wine is born consists of highly reflective sandstone (Arenaria-Calcare-Pietraforte), rich with quartz inclusions, resulting in a complex reserve style Sangiovese which is elegantly balanced.
The Chianti Classico 2019 (Sangiovese + 10% Canaiolo and Colorino) was aged in cement tanks (nothing fancy, they date to the 1960s), and it’s a very pure and transparent wine, more on the savory and mineral side. After a little time in the glass the aromatics really develop; the wine is fairly rich and full-bodied, lifted by brambly bright fruit. It’s a great value, and IMHO this could serve as a textbook example of fine young Chianti Classico. Jamie Wolff